Just to let people know how my experimental home monitoring is going, now I have invested in a home monitor. Maybe I ought to say don't try this at home, but for me and my condition it has been really interesting and I am keeping a completely open mind.
1. Home monitors are easy to use if you don't mind pricking your own finger!
2. Strips are expensive so I am using them sparingly
3. I have had two totally different readings at different times of the day. 6.6 during the day and after eating a forbidden food (pork pie actually, but it was after a long swim!) and 4.9 twice ,fasting, first thing in the morning. I take from this either the monitor is inaccurate or always monitor under same conditions.
4. Haven't taken statins for a month, fingers are not so stiff and painful and monitor is telling me TC is 4.9.
Is monitor inaccurate? Do statins take longer than a month to lose their effect?
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