Glucose meters

By rj Latest Reply 2011-01-21 14:53:53 -0600
Started 2011-01-20 20:44:39 -0600

I ve been comparing 2 different meters while testing as well as sites such as finger tip versus forearm…i get significant difference in readings..any insight to best sites to test and what would you consider an acceptable range of variation of the readings

7 replies

MewElla 2011-01-21 14:13:48 -0600 Report

So much to watch for. I too was told to test in fingers for most accurate readings rather than the arm. Lots of things play into the numbers, like stress, not feeling good, etc. Good Luck to you.

GabbyPA 2011-01-21 10:54:08 -0600 Report

My understanding is that the finger sticks are more accurate for your readings. Like anything, they are just a guide. If we tested every hour of the day you would find such variances I'm sure it would mess with anyone's mind. Meter differences are also very common and I believe that a 20% variance is within the limits. I know, that is a huge number. But again, it is a guide. A lot has to do with how you feel, what you know you are doing and what is "normal" for you.

Harlen 2011-01-20 22:16:46 -0600 Report

There is so much that you must take in ,are your hands cleen,did you draw as much blood as would make a good test as well as knowing that arms will be slower to change and can be as much as 30 min behined what your BS now is .
When using two difrent meters one will almost always get difrent readings.
Best wishes