Acchucheck compact + Low readings?

By DiabetesDiva Latest Reply 2008-08-01 10:25:31 -0500
Started 2008-07-12 14:31:03 -0500

I've been using this for 2 days and my numbers are about 10 less than from my Accucheck Advantage.
My husband did the caliberating test and it was fine. Next time I'll test with both meters and see what the #s are. Has anyone else experienced lower numbers with the Compact+?



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5 replies

ShortyD 2008-08-01 10:25:31 -0500 Report

i been useing accu-chek aviva meter. it's been real good to me.used one touch ultra at fist. one touch read higher than accu-chek 15%. that why sticking to accu-chek.

Rita 2008-07-16 00:14:50 -0500 Report

i'm using accu-chek compact too. i double checked yesterday morning with one touch mini. the difference was only 1.But when i was using the Reli On and True Track system, the numbers was much bigger. i think one meter better than others, but the readings "just guidelines" they not that accurate. I

DiabetesDiva 2008-08-01 09:55:12 -0500 Report

At my drs appt we tested my meter against the doctor's and mine was still 11 points below the other. I called Accucheck this morning and the rep said only 11 points was good. Many factors can affect the readings, so none of the meters are accurate. I really like the compact +, so I'll just 10 or so points to the reading and listen to my body more.

For those of you with Type 1, how do you manage when the meters are not accurate?

jupton1 2008-07-13 12:22:47 -0500 Report

I got the new one that is black with green numbers,I didnt like it & went back to my accu check aviva .Accu-check had recalled alot of meters..JU

DiabetesDiva 2008-07-14 04:49:46 -0500 Report

I did tests with both meters first thing this morning. The new Compact plus was 102 and the old Advantage was 122. I really like the new meter way better than the old one. I'll
have an A1 done this month and see how that goes. My last A1 was 5.7.

Thanks for the info, John.