Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Area51Marc posted:
    Have any of you had the Bayer Contour meter just readout "HIGH"? No numeric reading just "HIGH".. I suspect that is a very bad sign.
    mrscora01 responded:
    Most meters read up to about 500 or 600. Anything higher than that and it simply greets you and says "HI". Did you test again after washing your hands? If you did, call your doc and see someone immediately. This is not good.

    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
    Debsbears responded:
    Hello - I just got out my manual for the Contour Meter. Though I have never had a High reading ever it does say if you get a "HI" result you are over 600. You should wash your hands and repeat the test. If the result is still "HI" Contact your physician or healthcare professional immediately.

    It further states Glucose levels above 250 may indicate a potentially serious medical condition.

    I hope you are okay!. keep us posted.
    I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.
    Come follow my life's journey at:

    auriga1 responded:
    Why don't you use the test solution for a reading. That should read normal. Take out your manual. If everything comes back normal, wash your hands thoroughly and let them dry. Get a good blood sample from the side of your finger around the nail area. If it says "HI", call your doc ASAP. That high could be over 600. Your doctor will tell you what to do. He/She may even indicate you go to the ER to get your BS lowered.
    Debsbears responded:
    Hi Area51Marc - did you retest? How is the reading? Could your test strips be old?

    I have used the Contour meter for 15 yrs and haven't run across any "HI"s or "LO"s I do hope this was just an error on the test strip(s) and that you are not in trouble. Please let us know.
    I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.
    Come follow my life's journey at:

    Helpful Tips

    A Diabetes Reversal StoryExpert
    Many people understand that they can probably improve their diabetes by eating right and exercising, but figuring out how to make it ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    82 of 154 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Conquering Diabetes - Michael Dansinger, MD

    Dr. Michael Dansinger provides thoughtful tips for those with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes who want to reclaim their health...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.