The variation could be in either direction. I have heard the Ultra One Touch is one of the better ones. My suggestion is to just trust the meter and use it for useful information about whether your blood sugar goes up or down.
Thank you very much for the advise. iuse ultra one touch . isnt it a good one.I have one more doubt. You said home meters are said to havea 20% variantion in accuracy. does it mean the meter shows 20% less or 20% more in the value when compared to lab result? idnt understand. kindly enlighten on the issue.I f the Fasting sample gives a result of 112 , does it mean the lab test result will be more than this or less than this.
Do not stop monitoring your levels, as Zoelula cautions. His advice is sound.
There is no doctor on this board, just other diabetics. You don't say if you are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, but yes, you most certainly should continue monitoring your glucose levels at home. It doesn't make any difference how much blood you get on the strip, as long as you get enough for a reading. Home meters are said to have a 20% variation in accuracy. The more expensive one (with more expensive test strips) are more accurate. I use an Acucheck Aviva and it seems very accurate.