Which Blood Sugar Meter Is The Most Accurate

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Checking Blood Sugar: Blood Glucose Meter Accuracy

If handheld blood glucose meters were always as accurate checking blood sugar levels as the much bigger (25 pounds), much more expensive ($10,000) analyzers that hospitals and labs use, then hospitals and labs would use the small, personal blood sugar meters. Find out more about how meters get to market, what to look for when choosing your next meter, and how to calculate the performance results of the meter you have now. How meters get to market To get clearance to market a new meter, a manufacturer needs to submit data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that shows the new blood glucose monitoring system (meter plus test strips) is as safe to use and effective as other devices on the market that have FDA clearance. Many meter companies cite criteria published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a network of the national standards institutes of 162 countries, based in Switzerland. The standard for blood glucose meters is ISO 15197, published in 2003. It is an FDA-recognized standard. It includes instructions for manufacturers on how tests of accuracy are to be run and what counts as a passing grade. Companies don't have to go by the ISO standard Continue reading >>

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  1. meee

    I think I'm going to have to change meters from the ibg star because my mail order called to say test strips were on back order and they have no idea when they will come in.
    Last I heard the free style lite was rated the most accurate. Is this still true? I thought I had one but if I did I must have given it away. Can I get a free one somewhere?
    I'm wondering if I should switch to the precision xtra blood glucose and ketone meter since I have to carry it around with me now anyway and that will mean one less meter.
    Has anyone used that meter for bg?
    I don't like the way the test strips go into the meter, at least the ketone test strips, they are kind of like the Relion meter, much thicker and harder to put in place. The ibg star has small thin test strips and the meter is very small, they're much easier to manage and it's easier to test more quickly.

    I also need to figure out which ones are covered for me. Ibg star became not covered at some point but I managed to get them covered anyway.

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  2. David_dns

    The Freestyle Freedom Lite gets consistently high rankings in comparative reviews. It's the one Bernstein recommends (I just checked a couple of days ago).

  3. Sam19

    Freestyle lite and truetest are neck and neck in my thoughts and truetest costs about 1/10th I've opted to pay cash for them since my insurance stopped covering them because they cost less (and work far better) than the copay for the brand my insurance covers

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