OKRA News #02
Blood Glucose Meters and Accuracy: What You Need To Know
ⓒ OKRA 13th Nov 2020
By Dan Lee
Is the OKRA Care Meter Accurate?
TThe short answer is yes. OKRA Care meters are extremely accurate. They are FDA-approved and more affordable than most test kits that are currently on the market. No insurance is needed when purchasing OKRA Care test strips, and the affordability of our meters makes them an excellent choice for managing your diagnosis at home.
How Accurate Is the Average Glucose Meter?
In order to be approved by the FDA, there are strict blood glucose meter accuracy requirements that each glucometer device must meet. Contrary to what many people think, glucometer accuracy is not just about a number — it’s about the range that the results fall into. The results themselves will naturally vary depending on the manufacturer’s design and the settings on the device.
Every FDA-approved glucose meter sold within the United States has to fall within a range of accuracy that is deemed accurate. OKRA Care glucose meters always fall within 12-15% of that range to meet ISO 15197 standards and give an accurate reading. You can rest assured that the results on each test strip can be trusted to help you manage your health.
Blood Glucose Meter Accuracy Across Brands
More often than not, there is a natural variance between the values in different types of test results. The nature of insulin itself plays a big role in this variance. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if a reading is accurate when each device provides a slightly different reading, and this can make the job of selecting a brand even more difficult.
When selecting a device to manage your health, it’s important to choose a meter that has FDA certification so that the readings will give you an accurate range. As mentioned above, the accuracy of OKRA Care’s glucometers makes these devices an excellent choice.
Never Use Two Meters At The Same Time
When choosing a glucose meter, it is important to do your research around the issue of blood glucose meter accuracy and find a meter that suits your needs. However, once you’ve found “the one,” you need to stick with just that one and resist the urge to compare results between brands.
As we explained at the start, glucometer accuracy is about a range rather than a number, and test results between manufacturers can vary. This can be extremely confusing when you’re trying to regain control of your health and could be frustrating or discouraging in understanding your results.
Enjoy Peace of Mind with OKRA Care
OKRA Care glucometers were created with one goal in mind — to empower you to take charge of your health. With our proven blood glucose meter accuracy and direct-to-customer business model, we are able to offer hospital-grade devices and test strips for 20% less than the standard price. Simplify your health and manage your diabetes effectively with the accurate test strips from OKRA Care.
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