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Old 12-15-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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Meter discrepancies

Hi there...

I just got a new meter because my new insurance won't cover my one-touch test strips.

I've used the one-touch for about 5 years. My new meter is the Freestyle Freedom Lite.

The freestyle is reading 25 points lower (almost exactly) each time than my one-touch.

I have since run out of my last few one-touch test strips and have to rely only on the freestyle now. I am skeptical about it's accuracy. I called the company and they assured me that it was extremely accurate.

When I had my lab work done a couple of weeks ago, even my one-touch measured about 15 points lower than the lab (although that's not too surprising considering I tested a little after I was done there).

Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I get another freestyle meter to compare my current one to? Or get some other one-touch strips to do some more comparisons...

I would love the freestyle meter to be right, because the numbers are clearly lower, but it's a little unnerving.

Thanks so much....

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Old 12-26-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
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Re: Meter discrepancies

It depends. What do you mean by "25 points lower"? It's all about percentages. If meter A reads 100 and meter B reads 75, then that's a 25% difference. That's huge. If, however, meter A reads 300 and meter B then reads 275, the percentage here is only 8.3% which isn't that bad at all. Considering sample size can vary that much. Can you provide more insight into this? If a meter is 10% off, that's not that bad, but 25% is.

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