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Diabetes

Mistakes Your Meter Can Make

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Accuracy and inaccuracy


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Precision and imprecision


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Sources of inaccuracy


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Strip problems


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Physical extremes


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Drug interactions


Operator error


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Time for a new meter?


David Mendosa

David Mendosa

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David Mendosa was a journalist who learned in 1994 that he had type 2 diabetes, which he wrote about exclusively. He died in May 2017 after a short illness unrelated to diabetes. He wrote thousands of diabetes articles, two books about it, created one of the first diabetes websites, and published a monthly newsletter, “Diabetes Update.” His very low-carbohydrate diet, A1C level of 5.3, and BMI of 19.8 kept his diabetes in remission without any drugs until his death.