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Re: [IP] Accu-Chek Complete



Sam Skopp wrote:
> 
> At 06/15/1998 - 01:41 PM Michael Maturen wrote:
> 
> >There is such a report!  At least in the Glucometer Elite, each box of
> >strips contains what is known as the "Package Insert".  This leaflet
> >outlines all the technical information, including both accuracy studies
> >AND precision studies.
> 
> I've seen those before... except they are written in such a way that they
> are pretty meaningless to us non-scientists. The AccuChek Complete has such
> a report. What I'd like is something like the APR for interest rates or the
> Nutritional Values on food. Give me the +/- values at the high, middle &
> low ends of the scale against some standard.
> 
> >I DO disagree with your dismissal of accuracy, however.  If you only
> >rely on precision (consistency in results), you may be headed for
> >trouble.  As an example, if your meter is CONSISTENTLY 45% off from the
> >lab value, that meter could be considered PRECISE.  However, if the
> >meter reads 120, and your ACTUAL reading is 174 (+45%), you may be
> >standing in line for complications...and you wouldn't even know it!  So,
> >it is imperative that your meter be both ACCURATE (correct) and PRECISE
> >(consistent).
> 
> I didn't really mean to dismiss accuracy. Ideally you are absolutely right.
> But, right now really precise meters don't seem to exist. I have a feeling
> that they could make a more accurate meter. But since all they are really
> interested in is selling strips, the meter is just a "throwaway" item to
> get you hooked. I sometimes wish they had a "deluxe" version for those of
> us that needed more precise results. Of course, there would be a premium
> price to go along with it.
> 
> Sam
> 
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Actually, Sam, the Glucometer Elite tested out in INDEPENDENT studies to
be both accurate AND precise.  Call Bayer and ask them to see the
clinical report.  I'm sure they'd gladly send it to you.
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