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Re: [IP] RE:Freestyle meter....and who do you trust

Barbara A. Bradley , MS, RN, CDE wrote:
<< Take the meter(s) with you to the lab the next time you have
fasting blood work done, and be sure to tell the lab that you need to test
the accuracy of your meters. They can do the blood draw and then use a drop
of that blood on each meter's test strip.>>>>

In the last issue of the Diabetes self management, it said the following:

<<<Comparing meter to lab involves a fingerstick and a venipuncture. If the
lab technician offers to place a drop of blood from the venipuncture needle
on your meter strip, don't accept the offer. Some strips are designed for
capillary blood only and will give false results if venous blood is used.

Rabbi Hirsch Meisels
Co-Executive Director
Jewish Diabetes Association

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