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Old 03-17-2016, 19:25   #11
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Ok, today before the 1.6 mile walk the Trueresult measured me at 100; the Relion at 118. After the walk Trueresult measured me at 83; the Relion at 88. Same finger stick and blood drop. Before and after measurements were about 40 minutes apart.

Somehow I am very suspicious of Relion's 30 point drop vs. the 17 point drop of Trueresult. The Trueresult seems more stable and consistent but is it accurate? True answer to that question is, NONE OF THEM ARE ACCURATE!

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I presume that you have all of the above you mention?
I do. I also just clicked on the software download page which did not start a download but took me to another page where they ask you to fill out a contact form and they will email you the download link.

If you don't want to jump through those hoops this is the link that they will send you.

TRUE manager download

If you decide to download the software...let me know if the link still works. May take a bit...it's 642MB.

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Ok, today before the 1.6 mile walk the Trueresult measured me at 100; the Relion at 118. After the walk Trueresult measured me at 83; the Relion at 88. Same finger stick and blood drop. Before and after measurements were about 40 minutes apart.

Somehow I am very suspicious of Relion's 30 point drop vs. the 17 point drop of Trueresult. The Trueresult seems more stable and consistent but is it accurate? True answer to that question is, NONE OF THEM ARE ACCURATE!
This is true. Some are better than others. You'll just have to bear with the technology until something better comes down the pike.

Also, let me say something about comparing a home glucose meter to a lab result thinking you're going to test that meter for its accuracy. Not gonna happen...and I'll tell you why.

First, glucose meters test whole blood and convert that to plasma values nowadays. It's not an actual blood plasma reading...it's converted so that you don't have to do the math yourself.

Second, the type of blood drawn. Blood from a venous draw and a 0.5L lancet prick are different in volume and content. A venous draw is 118,000+ times larger than a finger draw. That means a venous draw that's spun into plasma is as close as you're going to get to accurate. A random 0.5L sample? Please...

Third, there's the accuracy factor of the meter, 15% and how well your test strips are feeling that day. If, for some odd astronomical reason the gods should sync up the two test values...go buy a lottery ticket. JMO

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Here's the meter comparison from yesterday at 12:30 before my 1.6 mile walk to the end of the day.

THU................Prime..........Trueresult
12:30.............118............100.............. before walk
..1:11...............88..............83........... ...after walk
..5:42.............129............122
10:34.............125............109

FRI
..7:37.............127............151............. WHAT???
RETEST...........137............146.............ST ILL WHAT???

So..... this morning the Prime reading is less than the Trueresult reading!!!! That's not supposed to happen! The Trueresult is more historically accurate but that is with past Prime readings. This project is NO FUN! ...but I'll continue through Saturday then stop boring everyone with this chart!

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Okay, well here's mine. These are my two "best" meters out of four. The OneTouch has been my old reliable for 5 years. The Freestyle is a recent acquisition. Both are high rated in most reviews. The Freestyle has a solid average of 10% higher than the OneTouch. I did this test to see if one looked more erratic than the other, but it's too close to call. But, notice that once in a while the FS does dip down to or even a little below the OT reading.

BTW, meal stuff is coded. First digit is meal, second is hours after. So, 10 is before breakfast, 22 is two hours after lunch, etc.

No Date Period OneTouch FreeStyle % Higher Points Higher Comment
1 2/27/2016 12 88 106 20.45 18
2 2/27/2016 30 79 88 11.39 9
3 2/27/2016 30 79 83 5.06 4
4 2/28/2016 10 81 93 14.81 12
5 2/29/2016 30 81 87 7.41 6
6 3/1/2016 30 86 103 19.77 17
7 3/3/2016 10 92 109 18.48 17
8 3/3/2016 30 96 92 -4.17 -4
9 3/3/2016 32 122 131 7.38 9 (retest)
10 3/4/2016 10 84 98 16.67 14 FS 2nd: 95
11 3/4/2016 11 110 125 13.64 15 (Peak)
12 3/4/2016 12 107 114 6.54 7 Exact 2 hrs.
13 3/4/2016 32 122 124 1.64 2
14 3/5/2016 10 91 96 5.49 5
15 3/5/2016 12 105 118 12.38 13
16 3/5/2016 30 91 88 -3.30 -3
17 3/6/2016 10 84 99 17.86 15
18 3/6/2016 30 88 97 10.23 9
19 3/8/2016 10 85 103 21.18 18
20 3/8/2016 30 91 99 8.79 8
21 3/9/2016 10 96 107 11.46 11
22 3/10/2016 30 82 100 21.95 18
23 3/11/2016 12 102 116 13.73 14 OT first: 119
24 3/12/2016 10 90 91 1.11 1
25 3/12/2016 30 89 93 4.49 4
26 3/12/2016 32 95 114 20.00 19
27 3/13/2016 23 87 99 13.79 12
28 3/15/2016 10 91 95 4.40 4
29 3/15/2016 22 104 119 14.42 15
30 3/16/2016 10 91 95 4.40 4
31 3/16/2016 32 104 141 35.58 37 FS re-do: 126
32 3/16/2016 32 125 126 0.80 1 Re-do of previous
33 3/16/2016 32 117 123 5.13 6 Washed hands re-re-do
34 3/17/2016 22 99 116 17.17 17
35 3/18/2016 10 82 96 17.07 14
36 3/18/2016 12 102 119 16.67 17

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This dyslexic brain can't even begin to make heads or tails of that list, Salim!

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Sorry, I have a nice graph but couldn't figure out how to post it. It looks like you can only post images that are on the web via URL.

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I have the Relion and an Accuchek, and then insurance switched me to OneTouch. My Accuchek was giving pretty consistent readings in the 90s to low 100s for months... and then the OneTouch was giving me readings something like 15 points higher. ::Sigh::

I find that if I take a drop, wipe it off, and then test the second drop of blood with my OneTouch, my readings sync up pretty closely to the Accuchek. Since none of these are fully reliable or accurate, I just do that so I can compare patterns over time without imagining my readings are going up 15% when I switch meters.

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