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Old 02-23-2018, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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Was just wondering if anyone had experience with home blood sugar testers giving high readings? I know they aren't supposed to be pinpoint accurate but I see reviews where prediabetic types say this and I find this is my experience as well. I suppose if you have full fledged diabetes you don't concern yourself as much with 15-20 point swings but when you are nondiabetic or borderline prediabetic having an accurate fasting number that's not 15-20 points off is important.

The tester that seems to come closest to lab tests, almost spot on, is the now discontinued "trueresult" tester while subsequent versions from the same company get bad reviews about having high readings, and the Bayer Contour reader I have also reads about 20 points higher as well. Do they simply design them to read 15-20 points higher than lab tests these days?

As soon as I deplete my supply of trueresult strips I'll have to compare the difference and make sure to subtract or get another blood test done and subtract the difference.
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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Labs test plasma glucose, while glucometers test blood glucose. The results are not the same, so don't expect your glucometer to give the same results as your lab tests.
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Southern Illinois
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I have one that reads 35 points too high. Freaked me out till I realized.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:35 AM
 
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I read this a while ago and was surprised by it.




https://diatribe.org/fda-publishes-f...meter-accuracy
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