A newsletter article on the accuracy of blood glucose meters

By jayabee52 Latest Reply 2012-02-15 11:07:05 -0600
Started 2012-02-14 21:37:48 -0600

In my yahoo inbox I get a weekly newsletter from Diabetic Living magazine. This week's installment came today and there was a multi-part article in it which is discussed on these discussion boards from time to time.

I thought I would share it in this discussion for those who do not yet know and for those of us (me included) who may need a refresher on what we know about it The beginning of the multipage article is here ~ http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/monitorin...

3 replies

digitaldoorbell 2012-02-15 10:56:17 -0600 Report

I responded to this last night and have no idea where it went… I'm sure that I did something incorrectly.

This is great information (as usual) and confirms what I had suspected for some time. I don't profess to have abundant diabetes information, but I recall from graduate school statistics (many years ago) that a given percentage of every product has a failure rate. In fact, most manufacturing is that a .05 failure rate is acceptable.

When I first was diagnosed (a year and a half ago) it occurred to me a machine that measures blood glucose for the relatively modest cost that they charged can't be as accurate as professional medical equipment. I have received different readings taken at the same time from different fingers. I speculated that had something to do with the amount of blood from each sample…but that is pure speculation.

Thank you for the information and link.

All the best.

jayabee52 2012-02-15 11:07:05 -0600 Report

I have had that happen to some of my responses to posts too. Some I think had been red-flagged by someone who was "sensitive" to an opinion I expressed, others, I have NO IDEA as to what might have happened. I think "hadn't I replied to that post?"

Thank you for coming back and doing it again!

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