A 27-year-old member asked:
What is the normal variability for a blood glucose meter?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Diabetology 64 years experience
5%: The blood glucose meters should be accurate to withinh 5%. This means that a blood sugar of 100 could be reported by the meter as anywhere from 95 to 105. For the daily use this is quite accurate.
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Pediatric Endocrinology 20 years experience
+/- 15%: Unfortunately, most meters are only able to tell you a value within about 15% of the "real" value.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
How can I troubleshoot the blood glucose meter?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Batteries: The most common trouble with a blood glucose meter is a low battery. It can give you errors and inaccurate results when the battery is low. Old or damaged test strips can lead to trouble as well. There should be a 1-800 number on your machine to call for further assistance as well.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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