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.
February 26, 2021
Hi , that's a great question. I definitely agree that it would be difficult to know if a device isn't calibrated.
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)
February 27, 2021
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!
March 18, 2021
Interesting links Minel, thank you.
June 29, 2021
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.