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San Antonio, TX
A 36-year-old male asked:

Is glucose meter accurate? i feel otherwise.

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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They can be off : Glucose meters can be off by about 15% and still be considered, "accurate". To determine accuracy, a glucometer can be tested against a lab glucose. The same blood sample would be applied to the meter as is sent to the lab concomitantly. If the metered sample is more than 15% off from the lab glucose a new meter should be considered.

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Palm Springs, CA
A 38-year-old male asked:

In your opinion what is the most accurate glucose meter?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Most are Accurate: According to mayo clinic most glucose meters on the market in usa are very good or excellent when it comes to accuracy.Three models made by one touch, ascencia contour, nove max and free style lite are rated excellent by consumer report and others are rated very good as far as accuracy is concerned.

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