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Old 11-21-2015, 17:22   #11
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The only detail that I find funny about it is that the pattern is always up 15% on my own reading - never down and never more that the 15%. My liver seems to be behaving consistently - I take that as good news! Someday I will remember to take a reading myself at the same time as the blood draw!

You either have a very good (precise, but not accurate) meter or a very good (precise) liver.

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Well, I guess it's a moot point: I just got an e-mail from my insurance carrier telling me that hey will no longer cover the Accucheck strips after January 1. So, I'll have to switch to the Onetouch Ultra. ::Sigh::

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Control solution is not magic, nor does it calibrate your meter. If your meter consistently reads high or low, you'll just have to add/subtract those numbers in your head.




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For those with Relion meters do you check you meters with control (Normal glucose) , AND do you adjust accordingly? (in you head / on a spreadsheet / on a piece of paper on your desk)
Control solutions don't really help other than to tell you that your meter is working. The best way I know of is to take your meter with you when you have blood drawn and test at the same time and then compare with the lab. The two numbers won't be the same, but if they are wide apart then you have grounds to make adjustment up or down accordingly.

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It's nice that you have a degree in chemistry, SB . . . as soon as you get a degree in diabetes management, be sure to let us know that too. I'm sure there is just sooo much we all need to learn from you.




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The level at which damage begins is generally accepted to be 140, not 120.
Um, yeah, and if I'm not mistaken that's only "generally" accepted among a very tiny vanguard. Others would put it higher.

(Not saying they're wrong, but I don't believe this is "generally" believed among scientists.)

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Ok, with a background in Chemistry [minor BS] I do this without too much thought.
Irrelevant. I have one in Biomedical Engineering and I can tell you from years of experience that the control solution is just a calibration tool. It does not magically change the intrinsic accuracy of the electronic components in the meter.

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A calibration tool that repeatedly gives a reproducible offset from a standard sample provides reason to adjust other readings from the instrument accordingly.


Calibration tools are Calibration tools. My question was: for those members reporting high reading for the Prime Relion BGM, do you use these calibration tools?

Once again I fail to see the need for the condescending attitude here.
No I don't use it for any meter. I threw my relion prime in the garbage because I got tired of seeing higher numbers. I used true result because insurance paid for them and you can get strips off of amazon just as cheap as the relion prime.

Now I use Bayer Contour Next Link that is paired with my insulin pump. Strips are fully paid by my insurance company for testing six times a day. I also have a CGM do that amount of strips are doable. Amazon s good they always have test strips cheaper.

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Control solution is sold so that you can test the percentage error for that meter with that solution only. Once above the recommended percentage, the device should be returned to the manufacturer where it will be calibrated using calibration solution and the adjustment of an internal micro rheostat, and in worst cases replaced.

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Once again I fail to see the need for the condescending attitude here.
Or indeed from your good self.

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