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I test my blood sugars between 8 – 15 times per day, depending on trends, travel, exercise, food, and other variables.  I correct highs.  I treat lows.  I make a lot of decisions based on these numbers, and it scares the hell out of me to think that they might not be right.

Food for thought.

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  1. John #

    I’m hopeful the StripSafely campaign gains traction and forces change in the industry – send those letters! It is very unsettling to think about all that is riding on our test strip accuracy. Thanks for the visual Kerri.

    08/16/13; 6:17 pm
  2. Dan #

    Hi Kerri,
    I understand your concern. As usual, I have a question. When one changes their CGM sensor and after a certain period of time one proceeds to the next step. How do you enter the required two blood glucose readings.
    Meaning, one lance and place the blood drops on two different stripes, Or do you lance, test the blood, enter the number into the CGM Receiver, and next lance a second location, test the blood and enter the second number into the CGM Receiver.

    The reason for asking is based upon the fact that one needs a way to determine if the different between the two numbers fall within an acceptable range and how large is the range to determine the accuracy of the results. Meaning what can we do to improve the precision of the measured results.

    Hope this helps and as always have a great day.

    08/16/13; 10:04 pm
  3. Kerri, it scares me too. I’ve written letters to my congressional rep and my senators, and I’ll be sending my tweets and sending new letters this week too. Thanks

    08/18/13; 8:16 pm

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