When I posted recently about my switch from Accu-Chek to OneTouch, Carol left a comment raising the question of accuracy. Until that point, I hadn’t really thought too much about different levels of accuracy between the two meters but I was so glad she planted the thought in my head. (And I feel silly that it hadn’t occurred to me . . . . . ) I decided to do some simultaneous testing with both meters to see how the numbers stacked up. Here’s what I found:
When I look at those numbers I have two thoughts. #1 - WTF, how did I manage to have eight tests in a row with a number no higher than 114 / 113??? I can attest that my numbers don’t always run like this, and in the interest of full disclosure I offer this (not so) lovely number from Saturday as proof:
But I digress. Thought #2 is that I’m glad to see the numbers on both meters are consistent with each other. No, it doesn’t ensure that either meter is giving me accurate readings - they could both be off by 20%. But the fact that they line up with each other does make me feel a little more confident in the results.
But honestly, I wish I could depend on my meter being closer to 100% accurate.