Any problems with changing brands of blood glucose meters?
December 12, 2013 11:09 AM Subscribe
I'm a person with diabetes and I have my blood glucose data going back for more than a year. If I change blood glucose meters now will I still have a basis for comparison with my old data?
posted by Rob Rockets to Health & Fitness (7 answers total)
YANMD. I use a Freestyle Lite blood glucose meter to measure my blood glucose level because that is the meter my endocrinologist gave me when I was diagnosed more than a year ago. My old health insurance covered Freestyle test strips, but my new health insurance does not cover Freestyle test strips. However, my new insurance will cover Accu-Chek test strips.
If I switch to Accu-Chek test strips will I have a basis for comparison with my older data or would I have to apply some type of calibration curve to my new meter readings to compare them to my old readings?