Which Blood Sugar Meter Is The Most Accurate

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Blood Glucose Monitoring

Blood glucose monitoring is a way of testing the concentration of glucose in the blood (glycemia). Particularly important in diabetes management, a blood glucose test is typically performed by piercing the skin (typically, on the finger) to draw blood, then applying the blood to a chemically active disposable 'test-strip'. Different manufacturers use different technology, but most systems measure an electrical characteristic, and use this to determine the glucose level in the blood. The test is usually referred to as capillary blood glucose. Healthcare professionals advise patients with diabetes mellitus on the appropriate monitoring regimen for their condition. Most people with type 2 diabetes test at least once per day. The Mayo Clinic generally recommends that diabetics who use insulin (all type 1 diabetics and many type 2 diabetics) test their blood sugar more often (4-8 times per day for type 1 diabetics, 2 or more times per day for type 2 diabetics),[1] both to assess the effectiveness of their prior insulin dose and to help determine their next insulin dose. Purpose[edit] Blood glucose monitoring reveals individual patterns of blood glucose changes, and helps in the planning Continue reading >>

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  1. Essie

    My meter failed!

  2. Goodgirl08

    Essie, my meters failed also. You know it all depends on how much you want spend on strips.

  3. miss-b-haven

    I use the Relion Prime and, according to these tests, it is not optimal. For me, it isn't really an issue. I tend to focus more on trends rather than actual numbers and my range of acceptance is fairly wide (<100-130/140). If I had a problem with hypos I would probably switch to the Relion Confirm. If I were new to a medication that might make hypos more an issue I would switch to the Relion Confirm (strips are still affordable for me) until I felt comfortable with the new med. If I had been taking medication that might make hypos more an issue but had learned to adjust to the Prime numbers I would continue with the Prime. It's just another of those YMMV things (in my opinion)
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