More Information Concerning the Identification Of Inaccuracies of Blood Glucose Monitors !

By jigsaw Latest Reply 2014-06-11 12:15:25 -0500
Started 2014-06-06 10:35:08 -0500

Here is a very recent link (June 2014) concerning the inaccuracies of blood glucose meters, and some of what is being done about it!

10 replies

TopazDee 2014-06-09 06:15:44 -0500 Report

Hi hun thanks still take readings every morning so will borrow D-I-L's meter to double test, if mine is near enough accurate I read at 4.9 to 6.8 UK. measurements which by UK. standards are bang on normal readings thankfully.
Stay Safe and well my friend xxx

GabbyPA 2014-06-07 08:51:37 -0500 Report

This was supposed to be addressed by the FDA in June, but I think it got pushed back into July.

I would like more accuracy, but it's hard to trust something when there is so much human error that can be involved, such as the things listed in the article like unclean hands, old strips, improper storage of the meter..etc.

But if we start with something more accurate, hopefully it will lead to better control.

jigsaw 2014-06-07 14:08:23 -0500 Report

Certainly, more accuracy would be a good thing, but truthfully, I rely on my doctor and a lab. I use my meter as a monitoring tool, and to get a basic idea of my bg trend. I can't say that it would work for everyone, but it's worked well for me over the years.

Glucerna 2014-06-07 22:08:39 -0500 Report

I think we're expecting technology to be 100% accurate, and at least with glucometers we're not at that point. Following the suggested steps to ensure the most accurate test make a lot of sense, and we can also get meter accuracy data from companies that make glucometers. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jigsaw 2014-06-08 16:41:51 -0500 Report

I think you are correct. Meters are not going to replace labs, even if they are manufactured with more accuracy. As Gabby mentioned, to much room for operator error.

butche1 2014-06-06 14:36:59 -0500 Report

This has been a problem for years,Im 66 yrs old been a diabetic for almost 30 yrs and I am concern I have address this issue to the companies for years and have not seen any improvements yet.

jigsaw 2014-06-06 15:37:51 -0500 Report

Well, it's an unfortunate situation, but I think we're getting closer to a successful result. With all the known cases of diabetes, and that many more to follow, I believe it's just a matter of time, before good things start to happen!