A newsletter article on the accuracy of blood glucose meters

jayabee52
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...


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digitaldoorbell
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
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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