Question for T2 Diabetics
Not sure if this is the right place for this question but....
I use a Relion Micro blood glucose meter. I have been having great success controlling my post prandial BG by doing a lot of measuring to understand how many and what types of carbs and how much total food I can eat at one sitting. We have had a cold snap here and I have been keeping my meter and test strips in a spare bath which gets cold - typically 55 degrees in the morning. Since the cold snap started, my readings have gotten 15-20 points higher and I have been seeing unexpected spikes. I was getting freaked-out so I started doing some research. I had not previously read that the meter has a sensitive temp sensor on the strip insertion end which should not be touched. I also read that readings can be affected by ambient temperature, ie the meter's temperature compensation does not work all that well. I moved the meter and test trips to a location which stays right at 68 +/- 1 degree. My readings are now 15-20 points lower and much more predictable.
Have any of you experienced similar problems with your meter? Thanks.