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Old 01-22-2013, 19:30   #1
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There is an old saying, "The man with one watch knows what time its, the man with two watches can never be sure."

I just did 2hr post lunch test, on the meter I have been using the most I got a reading of 151, I had a nice blood drop going so I decided to test with my other meter, I got a 189, I retested with first meter and got 137. Now I dont know which meter to trust or what my readings have actually been the last few days.
The first two tests were off the same lancet prick, by time I did third test I had to restick. I also went downstairs to get second meter then back up to test 3rd time. Total elapsed time between first and third was about 8-10 minutes. Could trudging down and up the stairs have caused readings to fluctuate?

First and third readings were Reli On Prime, second was Bionime GM300.

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The old saying is right. Use one meter. If you want to be paranoid, take them both to your local pharmacy and test them against control solution (which they should provide for free)

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The first time I used the ReliOn I did a comparison and they read the same. I'll have to double test a few more times to see if they are the same.

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As you know, meters are allowed to be 20% off accuracy either ways, so none of your readings is beyond that range. In time your instincts will be able to tell you which meter to trust and where you stand.

In a meter comparison test, the Bionime 100 gave the best results possible. The '300' was already in the market but the older version turned out to be the more accurate.

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I have two types of meters, and I have now put one in a box in the cupboard because as far as I am concerned, its not reliable. Its an Accuchek Performa (I've had it for years, got it after the Go! was discontinued). I also bought Freestyle Lite (Abbott Labs) and was testing the both of them side by side, daily. Same site and blood drop, and the Performa would read either above or below the Freestyle, a few points either way. The thing that made me eventually just put it away was when I got some hypo symptoms, the reading was 5.8. On the freestyle it was 2.9, which made sense.

Subsequently, I also took my freestyle in to the lab when I had blood drawn for fasting BGL, A1c, Cholesterols and the rest... and the difference was minimal. The lab gave a 6.8 and the Freestyle a 6.9 so I am sticking with it.

I've had the Performa checked and the person who came from the drug company swore blind it was accurate... but IMO it isnt, and it swings wildly from one end of the scale to the other, so... its gone.

In the meantime I also discovered a really neat app for my iPhone, called Glooko, which pulls the readings right off the device. No more keeping written records for my GP or endo. I had to go to a great deal of trouble to get the relevant cable, for some reason Glooko has not sought approval to sell it outside certain markets, so I had to get a US purchaser to get it for me from Amazon and then ship it out here. Its been worthwhile though, love it, and so do my docs.

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