What is your favorite and least favorite meter and why?
I am currently testing three meters against each other. I bought 900 strips total. 300 of each meter at 10 tests per day. I do test that often. It's not just for the test.
I am going to pick that meter as my daily use meter. After that, I will test that meter against the arkray X-meter. did you know Arkray invented the first glucose testing meter? and all other meter companies copied the original design and made changes of their own? I found that interesting and am interested on how that meter will hold up against the other meter.
I am testing the Aviva from accu-chek, the Freestyle lite, and the Agamatrix Presto. All meter get tested on the same drop of blood within seconds of each other and if a meter gives an "off" reading, the test is repeated. I assume all meters are accurate because i did take the Aviva to my last lab test and it came out within a few numbers of the lab results. All the meters when tested, came within a couple of numbers of each other so I assume they are all capable of accuracy. This test is to measure consistency. In my experience, a few meters would here and there spit out a numbet totally off from what i was feeling and when i tested on my backup meter and again on the meter that gave the wrong reading, I got very close results. Lack of consistency if you ask me. Basically, which ever 2 meters give me the most inconsistent readings, they will be retired and the other will be my main meter. then I will do the same test with that meter vs the X-meter which is supposed to arrive soon and will do it the exact same way. this is very interesting and expensive but I love doing the test