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None of the blood sugar monitoring devices are calibrated???

How does one trust a blood sugar reading on a device that is not calibrated? How does one know the number reported is close to being correct without using a standard of known concentration. This is very poor data collection.

  1. Hi , that's a great question. I definitely agree that it would be difficult to know if a device isn't calibrated.

    Not a perfect workaround, but there are some things a person can do on their end to decrease any human errors with the devices:

    Some devices also may come with a control solution, more on it at the end of this article:

    I definitely agree with your frustrations though. Hopefully, technology will evolve to decrease the errors in data collection which can be very harmful.

    Minel (Team Member)

    1. Dear Minel,

      Thanks to your response I've purchased a control solution for the type of monitoring device I have. No where in the manual does it mention that this was available nor did my endocrinologist mention anything about checking the monitoring device accuracy. Thank you so much!

    2. Interesting links Minel, thank you.

  2. This is how i test my meters, just before doing my lab blood draw i test my blood with my meter than compare it to the lab results, i currently us one touch test strips inexpensive on line (ebay) my meter is within 1 unit of the lab results.

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