From California, USA:
I have a 3 year old daughter who was diagnosed 1.5 years ago. We were using a meter, but were told that the machine is inconsistent so we now use a different machine (which is awesome). Have you heard information on the reliability of meters?
There are many excellent blood glucose meters available.
All blood glucose meters on the market must meet the same FDA-mandated requirements for accuracy. These guidelines allow home blood glucose meters to be somewhat less accurate than laboratory testing, but home meters are sufficiently accurate for managing diabetes.
Choose a meter based on the features that are important to you (e.g., size, speed of test results, memories, computer connection).
Original posting 30 Aug 1999
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:06
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.