Glucose meter

By DARRELL EDGELL Latest Reply 2011-10-12 18:06:53 -0500
Started 2011-10-10 19:57:08 -0500

I had used many meters in the past 10yrs. Some are way off, I mean way different readings than others. Using the same sample I still got way different readings with other meters.
Is there a number 1 meter that is the absolute best and accurate?

4 replies

kdroberts 2011-10-12 08:56:59 -0500 Report

"Way off" is relative regarding glucose meters. Unless the readings are more than 20% off from your actual blood sugar, they are considered accurate. So say your blood sugar is 100, readings of 80-120 would be considered accurate. If it was 200, readings of 160-240 would be considered accurate.

Wavesense is aiming for within 10% for every reading but I believe they have only managed to get within 15% for most readings. OneTouch Ultra series has a good reputation for accuracy but as said, you won't find an accurate meter for home use. As long as you use the same meter and only retest when you think there is a serious error (like it reads 400 when you feel like you are going low) you will get the info that they are designed to give.

jayabee52 2011-10-12 05:26:17 -0500 Report

I really don't worry about the "accuracy" of a meter, Darrell, I basically stick to one meter and use it to follow the trends of my Blood Glucose readings. I understand that the FDA allowances on glucometers is within 20 points of either side of dead on accurate. That's a point spread of 40 points altogether.

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