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How often do you get an error message when checking your blood sugar?

 
     

Rarely if ever

 
 

26%

 

  109

 
     

Less than once a month

 
 

24%

 

  101

 
     

A couple times a month

 
 

26%

 

  108

 
     

Once a week

 
 

9%

 

  41

 
     

More than once a week

 
 

10%

 

  42

 
     

Almost everyday

 
 

2%

 

  10

 
     

Everyday

 
 

1%

 

  2

 


Total votes: 413

 

How often do you get an error message when checking your blood sugar?

Poll dates: December 10 - 17, 2006
Total Votes: 413

When you're checking your blood sugar, nothing's more frustrating than getting an error message from your meter instead of a glucose reading. Insufficient blood volume is a very common cause of errors, and while today's meters require only miniscule amounts of blood, you can still get errors from too little blood. There are other sources of errors also. We asked our readers about their experiences with error messages.

The good news is that half of our readers report getting errors less than once a month, if ever. The bad news is that 22% report getting errors once a week or more.

If you're getting errors a lot when checking your blood sugar, ask your diabetes team to review your technique at your next clinic visit. They may be able to offer you some helpful hints to make checking your blood sugar less frustrating.

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Last Updated: Sunday December 17, 2006 17:10:00
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