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.
September 11, 2006
Question from Salinas, California, USA:
I have an ACCU-CHEK Aviva blood glucose meter. Right before, I had my random blood glucose drawn at the laboratory. The result on my meter read 108 mg/dl [6.0 mmol/L]. However, the result of the laboratory blood test came back at 93 mg/dl [5.2 mmol/L]. Then,I had a fasting blood test done at the laboratory. Right before I did the test, the reading on my meter was 96 mg/dl [5.3 mmol/L]. The laboratory result for my fasting blood test was 82 mg/dl [4.5 mmol/L]. My A1c was 5.1%. The reading I took on my meter right after the fasting blood test at the laboratory was 92 mg/dl [5.1 mmol/L]. Do you think my meter just runs on the high side? I have used the control solution and everything seems to be working fine. I know that the Aviva model was recalled for some problems, but this is a new meter that was sent form ACCU-CHEK as a replacement for the recalled meter. I thought that meters were usually 15 to 20% lower than the laboratory.
The readings you report are within the expected accuracy for home glucose meters.