Diabetes Prevention & Pre-Diabetes Community
436 Members
Avatar universal


Is ghere a meter mire reliable than another m?  Di you calibrate wuth your doctor or something?  Thanks
3 Responses
Avatar universal
I dont know where you are so I dont know what meters you have to choose from.  In the USA all meters have to be 80% accurate.  

I take my meter to the MD and when they do a blood test I do too I try to use the same blood drop.
231441 tn?1333896366
Some meters are more accurate than others.  Some perform better than the minimum required range of 20%.  I also compare my meter with my doctors from time to time.  For some meters, the manufacturer may offer a standard solution so you can test the accuracy of your meter.
Avatar universal

Some meters come with a control solution or a control solution can be ordered for some meters.  I personally know that the Freestyle Lite  and Bayer Contour Next have a control solution for calibration.  You would probably need to ask your Pharmacist about ordering the solution.  Another reason why you might be strange readings is that the battery in the meter needs to be changed.  I would recommend that you keep extra batteries on hand for your meter and change the battery every 6 months.

Good luck and I hope this helps.
Have an Answer?
Top Diabetes Answerers
231441 tn?1333896366
Manila, Philippines
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Here are three summertime recipes that will satisfy your hunger without wreaking havoc on your blood sugar.
If you have prediabetes, type 2 diabetes isn’t inevitable. Find out how you can stop diabetes before it starts.
Diabetes-friendly recipes and tips for your game day party.
Are there grounds to recommend coffee consumption? Recent studies perk interest.
Simple ways to keep your blood sugar in check.
8 blood sugar-safe eats.