I cannot really agree with those remarks about accuracy and implications for the following:
50 to 100 points off on the unfiltered pqq test strips read all sugars of accucheck is not insignifigant and exceeds the 20 % story anyways.
Going up in numbers 20 % does not have major impact as sugars rising other than comparative readings about foods eaten.
Dropping sub 100 is a whole different story and the 20 per cent accuracy is unacceptable and nonsense in my opinion. Anybody managing their lows and needing to stop BG going sub 100 as I do, find the inaccuracies documented unacceptable.
In many ways the problem has more to do with the inaccuracy showing up suddenly as one watches ones numbers and suddenly sees this extra points from the trick sugars and wondering what is going on and is my meter nuts.
Consistently off the 20 percent is containable but not 50 to 100 points off as the trick sugars show up in blood stream unnanounced and randomly based on last meal eaten. I have run two meters in parallel carefully observing cleaning and cleanliness requirements and have documented the differences seen here.
One Touch is filtered against the trick sugars while the water issue for me would see my one touch easily get 50 to 100 points off on the blood water content or some other measurement factor which the meters do show variances among themselves from manufacturer meter to manufacturer meter and width of those parameters and their ranges they can operate over.
I am not here to promote any one technology or company except to say I have tried many meters and so far for me and my body; the most reliable consistent reading has been the freestyle lite and their strip technology engineered in Japan and reports are out there on the web.
I do not work for Abbot either nor own stock and I have no special rebates or deals on the strips.
Aside from that, I also like the nova max unit which so far, one is allowed to flag bad readings from averages as they are taken if user feels they are suspect and out of consistent range. I also like their user software and reports.
Unfortunately my body also gives that meter some grief even though I believe it is an excellent meter.