The American Food and Drug Administration are to tighten up regulation on blood glucose monitoring devices, with the aim of making the diabetes equipment more accurate.
Accuracy requirements for home-monitoring blood glucose kit will be tightened by an international standards-setting body. Inaccuracies of up to 20% are currently permitted, and the FDA believes this is too much.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg reportedly commented: “If we’re unable to convince the international community to tighten the accuracy standards for glucose meters .”
Apparently, improvements in accuracy over the last decade haven’t advanced because diabetic testing kit manufacturers merely need to meet the international standard.

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