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Well this is interesting. And it consistantly this far different. This was done at the same time but I just haven't updated my aviva's clock yet. The aviva is always about 15-20 mg/dl higher. Uuugghhh

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Comment by Mikeonline2821 on April 8, 2012 at 6:42am
As I have done more and more comparison it is consistently 10-15 units difference. That Aviva is always higher. So since I use the Element meter more now I just assume above 75 I am OK and below 140. Anything out of those ranges and I take some notice. Especially the other day when I think the Element meter showed me at 160 or something like that. Since that meter reads lower I figure that must be a higher sugar level.
Comment by Vulture13 on April 8, 2012 at 12:39am

I happen to have two Aviva meters. One from the VA and another I had to buy on the road when I left the issued one at home. They never read the same. Not even close. So when I go on a road trip I take the high meter and when at home I use the low meter.

Why? Because I tend to push a lot of liquids on the road and, of course, eat in Fast Food Joints. I seldom get low BS problems but need the caution to make sure I
do not go too high. At home is just the opposite problem. Sounds corny but it works well for me. Still it would be nice if they read close together.

Comment by Mikeonline2821 on April 1, 2012 at 7:38am
Well I have just moved over the the Infopia Element completely for now. This unit was provided free from my new insurance and the strips come free as I need them so it is a good thing for me. The meter does always seem to be more towards the lower side so unless it come up with 50 I try to take the readings as a close number and not exact. But even when I take multiple readings at the same time with either meter they are easily 10 units different from themselves. That is more frustrating than two meters being different from each other. But once I see how it reads me normally I know how to adjust for the reading it gives me.
Comment by Elisabeth on April 1, 2012 at 7:22am

I have the AccuCheck Aviva and I also use the Target brand meter and most of the time they are very different. If I check on one of them and I don't think it's accurate I'll try the other one and it'll be very different. It's quite frustrating...

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