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  How often do you get an error message when checking your blood sugar?  
      Rarely if ever  
  26%     41  
      Less than once a month  
  21%     33  
      A couple times a month  
  20%     31  
      Once a week  
  13%     20  
      More than once a week  
  16%     25  
      Almost everyday  
  2%     3  
  2%     3  

Total votes: 156

How often do you get an error message when checking your blood sugar?

Poll dates: December 1 - 8, 2010
Total Votes: 156

When you're checking your blood sugar, nothing's more frustrating than getting an error message from your meter instead of a glucose reading. Insufficient blood volume is a very common cause of errors, and while today's meters require only miniscule amounts of blood, you can still get errors from too little blood. There are other sources of errors also. We asked our readers about their experiences with error messages.

The good news is that almost half of our readers report getting errors less than once a month, if ever. The bad news is that 23% report getting errors once a week or more.

If you're getting errors a lot when checking your blood sugar, ask your diabetes team to review your technique at your next clinic visit. They may be able to offer you some helpful hints to make checking your blood sugar less frustrating.

The results from this poll closely match the same poll run in December 2007.

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Last Updated: Wednesday December 08, 2010 15:05:06
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