pain and testing

By saber32 Latest Reply 2012-06-12 04:24:25 -0500
Started 2012-06-10 23:17:50 -0500

I get differint nmbers with my home meter and my work meter from my home meter is a true track and my work meter is a free style lite meter ?

I brock my foot and i still have foot pain for two years now

4 replies

jayabee52 2012-06-11 17:54:19 -0500 Report

Howdy Saber! Haven't seen you around for a while! Glad to see you posting again!

Irish, below, got it right. According to the FDA

Really according to an article in DiabeticLiving online they have this statistic:

When glucose range of blood sample is Lower than 75 mg/dl:

•95 percent of the results must fall within +/- 15 mg/dl

When glucose range of blood sample is 75 mg/dl or Higher:

•95 percent of the results must fall with +/- 20 percent

(see the article here ~

So even if one has a meter from the same manufacturer they may not agree with one another for whatever reason.

I have switched to using only one meter and using it alone. That way, even if it is not 100% dead-on accurate, I can at least get the way my BG is trending and take appropriate action if needed.

I would suggest that you may want to do that with your meters. You might want to sideline one and carry the other back and forth to and from your place of work so you can track your BG trends and take appropriate action.

Praying for improved health for you and blessings for you and yours


old biker
old biker 2012-06-11 17:49:36 -0500 Report

I have two meters they same applies to both..I can take a reading with one meter and seconds later retest using the same meter and get different readings with in the 20 percent range that Irish was talking about..Drove me crazy for awhile to the point I called the manufacturer,,,,,They sent me test strips and calibration solution,,Both meters tested out fine

Irish1951 2012-06-11 16:23:53 -0500 Report

From my understanding of the different meters, they all can be off by a given amount. The govt requires that they are within a certain range- I believe it is 20 percent. Like most measuring devices they may not march up with one another. If you get on ten different weight scales you will get ten different weights! The way I look at the numbers from my meter is to compare it to numbers I have gotten from the meter before. If the numbers are consistent from test to test and day to day that is what is important. In fact, if you test several times in a row you would likely get swings in the results.