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.
Original posting 11 Sep 2006
Posted to Other
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:08
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.