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When accuracy is everything
Because having accurate blood glucose results is so important for people with diabetes and their healthcare professionals, the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) has published the new ISO 15197:2013, which includes tighter accuracy requirements for blood glucose meters.
The ISO 15197:2013 "demands that 95% of your meter’s readings must be within +/-15% of the true measurement."2 The project leader for ISO 15197 commented that "more accurate glucose measurements will help patients to better regulate their diabetes through more informed treatment decisions that may affect, for example, dietary intake and medication dose, especially insulin."3
Coincidentally, while the ISO 15197:2013 requires stricter accuracy performance for blood glucose meters, independent studies have concluded that some meters available in the world market fail to meet the accuracy requirements of the ISO standard.1 However, Australian healthcare professionals and their patients can be assured that the Accu-Chek® Performa and all other current Accu-Chek meters meet the new tighter accuracy requirements.1Read abstracts of the studies here.
References: 1. Freckmann G et al. J Diabetes Sci Technol 2012;6:1060-75. 2. ISO 15197:2013.
3. www.iso.org/iso/home/news_index/news_archive/news.htm?refid=Ref1749.

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