Advocate meter

By lipsie Latest Reply 2009-05-08 02:45:44 -0500
Started 2009-02-27 06:16:56 -0600

Have any of you had the Advacate Glucose Meter? Did you have any issues with it? My finance and I have it, its a new one we're trying…we had no issues but last nite it read his sugar over 400 (his rarely spikes)then he tested again with in 5 mins it changed drastically! Now I am nervous and insecure that my readings mays be incorrect. HELP! :/

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8 replies

PMoore1951 2009-05-01 16:16:51 -0500 Report

When you get a a reading that is significantly different than your regular readings, you should test the accuracy of your meter with control solution. Using a different meter may not tell you that the first meter is not reading properly. Advocate meters are just as accurate as any other approved device.

lipsie 2009-05-08 02:45:44 -0500 Report

Thank you for you input. Sorry took so long to respond, been ill but I am back half way now anyhow. lol Love yasssssss Sheila

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-03-16 11:50:44 -0500 Report

I have always heard it is good to use one meter as they can all be slightly different. Also I have always heard that there is a 20% chance of error. If I test and I get a reading back that is une expected (yesterday 257) then I test again (249). If 2nd reading comes back with a hudge gap (say 200) I would have tested a 3rd time. Then I deal with the numbers that come back the closest.

mamaoak 2009-03-16 11:55:08 -0500 Report

well if you cant trust what you are seeing what do you do i go low in the mornings and feel sick and dizzy i am on the pill now and it is causeing me to have a few problems

mamaoak 2009-03-16 11:42:50 -0500 Report

i have the one touch ultra 2 and the one touch mini i need help as well this morning i took my test i have four of these not one gave the same reading tested all at the same time . which one do you trust. i used the same test stips from the same bottle i need help just like you this is scary.

kdroberts 2009-02-27 08:06:31 -0600 Report

What's drastically? With a high number like that you have a massive range that the meter could be considered accurate, over 200 points, so two reading could be that far apart and still be considered accurate. The lower your actual blood sugar is the more accurate the meter will be, until you get to about 75 and then the accuracy can start to go down.

2009-02-27 06:31:56 -0600 Report

I use the freestyle lite meter 90% of the time. I have several meters now and if I get a high reading like that, I will test again really quick with a different meter. For me, everytime I've checked the meters were pretty close to the same. Guess it was those COKES I can't stay away from! Like Gabby said, I take my meter to my doctor's office and it is pretty close to their meter. There are several free meters out there if you just have the one. for one and accu-chek and the one touch ultra mini have free meter offers right now. Grab them while they're free! Google them and the websites will pop up for you. Good luck to you! Angie

GabbyPA 2009-02-27 06:24:51 -0600 Report

A misreading like that could come from many sources, not just the meter. It could be an unclean point of testing, pressing too hard to get a sample to bead up, or even a faulty strip. If you are really doubtuful of your meter, use the contorl soulution and check it. That should help.

I know when I first used to test, I would get readings all over the place. Used to make me crazy. So now I make sure I wash my hands very well, dry with a paper towel. I used to use our kitchen towel, but I would transfer food stuffs back on if the towel had been there for a few I don't do that anymore.

Another thing I do is when I go for my doctor visits, I take my meter and after they test, I test to see if my meter is close to what theirs is saying. So far so good, my meter is spot on.