Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
November 11, 2002
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Question from Mumbai, India:
Because of financial problems, almost all of our patients use visual blood glucose test strips. How reliable is this compared to a glucose meter or a lab sugar?
It must be twenty years since we used these kind of strips so that memories are a little hazy, but two of us agreed that the strips tended to read lower than the actual blood sugar as measured in a clinical laboratory and that the overall precision of comparison charts were significantly less than with a meter.
There are several websites for that discuss the use of these visual strips which can by found by searching on Google. However, the information seems to be in French or Spanish, and I could find no comparisons with more modern methods.