Meter readings and lancets

By Flustrated Latest Reply 2011-04-19 12:58:26 -0500
Started 2011-04-18 11:01:49 -0500

Hi, I have a One touch ultraSmart meter that will give an average of readings. I find myself in a 133 after it is averaged. How does this read when you go for a A1C test? Are the meters close to the A1C test? The meter also keeps up with carbs and excercises but sometimes there is no time to enter it. Does anyone know if there is a Lancet out there that is small and discreet? Is there a insulin pen smaller yet? I know this is a nice size compared to what people had to do years ago. There is improvements in everything and I'd like to be up to date. Thank you.

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kdroberts 2011-04-19 12:58:26 -0500 Report

Blood glucose and A1c measure very different things. Add in the inaccuracy of home blood glucose meters and it's not uncommon to find a meter average is very different to an estimated average based on an A1c.

The accu-chek multiclix and the OneTouch delica are the two best lancing devices on the market. I favor the multiclix but the celica is smaller. The disposable insulin pens are all pretty much the same size, some are a little shorter and fatter, some are a little longer and thinner. I don't believe anyone is planning on changing their pen design any time soon. It's possible that there may be upcoming changes to the non-disposable pens but I haven't heard anything.

Flustrated 2011-04-19 09:49:57 -0500 Report

What about a site to find the latest equipment we have to use. There is something new all the time. Got a new lancet from my DE and got the idea there must be alot of new things out there.

jayabee52 2011-04-19 12:01:50 -0500 Report

I don't know of a site that brings awareness of new technology or gadgets to us. If I knew of that I'd be there checking it out frequently. The closest approximation of that, is the "News Articles" link here. Occasionally there will be an announcement there of some new gadget or technology (like the recent announcement of the BG meter which is being developed to read our BG#s using infared light). I do have subscriptions to various online diabetes newsletters, and occasionally there'll be an announcement from one of those. But as far as there being one centralized website, I know of none.

Here's the DC discussion on the new glucose monitoring system:

and here's a search on the discussion page on the topic of technology: The discussions are interesting, and some are not to the point you're wanting, but to go through them was interesting for me.

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