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[IP] High altitude meter readings

Diabetes Care, 23: p 129 compared the effectiveness of two glucose meters at 
heights of over 3000 m (>9,000 ft).

LifeScan One Touch II
Glucometer Elite II

Frequent monitoring is mandatory for those who ski or hike at these altitudes. 
It has been shown that all meters will underestimate glucose at 2,244 m. This 
was to determine what would happen at higher levels.

The authors concluded that although both meters functioned equally at sea 
level, the Elite had a tendency to over estimate low or normal blood glucose. 
On the other hand, the One Touch tended to underestimate high blood glucose.

This bias was not clinically meaningful for either machine. Some care in the 
evaluation of low and intermediate blood glucose values on the Elite is 
nevertheless recommended.

Dr. Joe, the Diabetes Doctor

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