Glucose responses are not uniform. They will vary meal to meal and day to day. The identical meal will not always result in the same response and same Lingo count. A few of the many factors that can affect your glucose are:
- Food and exercise habits
- Certain medications, especially those containing steroids
- Hormonal changes
- Infection, injury or surgery
- Illness including certain viral illnessess like covid-19 which tends to negatively affect your glucose regulation.
Please keep in mind: The Lingo system is not intended for medical use, such as screening, diagnosis, treatment, cure, mitigation, prevention, or monitoring of diseases including diabetes. Do not use if you are pregnant. Dietary advice and Lingo counts may not be suitable for you if you are pregnant
If you are concerned about your glucose levels, please contact your GP or physician.
Possible Cause: Expired biosensor
If your biosensor has expired, it might give inaccurate results. You can find the expiry date on the side of the biosensor carton.
Possible Cause: Incorrect storage
Your biosensor and applicator need to be stored between 2°C and 28°C. If they’re stored at extreme temperatures for long periods, your readings could be affected. It’s best if the biosensor is stored at room temperature. Avoid keeping it in the car, near the oven or in the freezer. You can keep it in the fridge as long as it’s set no lower than 2°C.
Possible Cause: You compared two readings more than 10 minutes apart
Results are considered ‘back-to-back’ if they’re within 10 minutes of each other. Outside of that time range, blood glucose concentrations can change, leading to different readings.
If you’re still unsure about the accuracy of your glucose, tap the chat icon at the bottom-right of your screen to contact Customer Support.
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