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Blood Too Thick To Measure?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Stillfighting, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you dropping too much on the stick? Is it a faulty batch of test strips?
     
  2. Stillfighting

    Stillfighting Type 2 · Member

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    Hi - I don’t think so.... I’ve tried varying it. I’ve been extra careful. It was fine for a couple of readings, this week, then I had a ‘gloopy’ one again? Weird. Been to doctors who seemed fairly chilled based on a blood test in April where my ‘haematocrit’ (?) level was normal..... He’s also referred me for another round of tests to remeasure etc. So I feel a bit more relieved than I was as I’m being checked up and he was adamant nothing could be wrong as all was ok in April. ( hope he is right!).
     
  3. brassyblonde900

    brassyblonde900 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fasting, and or eating low carb, makes the kidneys excrete excess water, if you don't supplement with extra sodium, to replace the one lost due to the excess water loss, it has the tendency to make the blood thicker. It also causes potassium deficiency.
     
  4. RosieLKH

    RosieLKH Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a problem with a tub of 25 test strips. Every other one wouldn't work and came up with an error reading saying it hadn't had enough blood, even when it seemed like a huge blob was on the end of the strip. When I opened new tub, the problem disappeared.
     
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