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Blood glucose monitors and accuracy

The topic of blood glucose monitoring and accuracy has been one of major concern with the continuing development of new blood glucose monitors. Indeed, I am often questioned why upon paired testing, one meter reading may be quite different from another. Generally, glucose meters are utilized to base insulin dosing as well as to monitor glucose trends. Thus, accuracy of meter blood glucose readings is extremely important in order to bolus the correction appropriately. In addition, if there is a 20 to 30 percent range of accuracy, just what becomes a low or high blood sugar?   In September 2013, the American Association of Diabetes Educators issued a Practice Advisory in regard to blood glucose accuracy. Glucose meters, as with othe…

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