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Test strips vary

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Erin, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Erin

    Erin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why do test strips vary from one to another, showing different numbers at the same time?
  2. Divia

    Divia · Active Member

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    When you measure anything, there's an error. I've read BG monitors may have errors up to 15%.

    If you make multiple measures, take the average, or median.

    Or do only one measure and assume the real value is somewhere close to the reading (up to 15% up, or down).
  3. searley

    searley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Close is all you need to assume..

    If is shows 15 15% either way is high

    If it shows 5 you be close to it as 15% of 5 is only a small difference

    Even lab results for hba1c vary. There is no 100 percent accurate but they are good enough to guide you in the right direction
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