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RE: [IP] Meter Comparisons



My understanding of meter accuracy is that readings at best have an accuracy
of plus or minus 10 mg/dl or 0.5 mmol/dl. German manufacturers, i.e.in the
case of your two meters, Bayer and Boehringer Mannheim, have to meet these
requirements or stop production and sales.

Thus your 2 readings were within the limits of accuracy attainable when
using such test equipment.  Higher levels of accuracy can be achieved but
the equipment required be expensive and would require laboratory facilities.

The equipment which we now use is suitable for our daily use and is
considerably more accurate than its predecessor urine testing.

Alan Reed.

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
Of Jennifer Sutherland
Sent: 07 August 2000 06:21
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] Meter Comparisons


I thought we all had freedom of choice...Pretty odd, that the insurence is
being so perochial...My Labs and such have always been close to the DEX and
Accu-Check wasn't matching well in comparison.
Pommy Mommy.
Jenny S.
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>

> This morning I got up and checked my bg. According to my Accu-hek Complete
it was 45 mg/dl. I didn't feel like my sugar was low so I checked on the
Bayer DEX. It gave a reading of 61 mg/dl.
> Has anyone else experienced this problem and, if so, what can be done
about it. My insurance company will only pay for Accu-Chek strips.
>
> David


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