Title

The Accuracy of Different Blood Glucose Meters in Relation to the True Blood Glucose Level

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Around 371 million people have diabetes worldwide, meaning that diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Diabetics, who either have trouble or cannot produce a blood glucose regulating hormone called insulin, check their blood sugars on devices called Blood Sugar Meters (BGMs). The purpose of this study was to measure the accuracy of several commonly used BGMs in relation to the true blood glucose. It was hypothesised that if the OneTouch Verio IQ has a margin of error less than or equal to 5% in relation to the true blood glucose, then it will be the most accurate of the meters tested. The fake blood glucose solution was evenly mixed to ensure an equal dispersion of sugar per gallon (mg/dl), then the solution was put into a meters test strips and the meter calculated what it registered. This was then compared to the true blood glucose and repeated for each meter. An ANOVA test (F(3,116)=96.02, p<0.001) was run on the data with alpha equal to 0.05. It was concluded that there was no significant difference between the Accu Chek Guide and the Nova Max Plus and between the OneTouch Verio IQ and the OneTouch Verio Flex. The hypothesis that the OneTouch Verio IQ would be the most accurate meter of the meters tested was rejected. Future research will have to test the difference between more types of meters and between Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs).

Location

Founders Hall 142 B

Start Date

3-30-2019 9:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 9:15 AM

The Accuracy of Different Blood Glucose Meters in Relation to the True Blood Glucose Level

Founders Hall 142 B

Around 371 million people have diabetes worldwide, meaning that diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Diabetics, who either have trouble or cannot produce a blood glucose regulating hormone called insulin, check their blood sugars on devices called Blood Sugar Meters (BGMs). The purpose of this study was to measure the accuracy of several commonly used BGMs in relation to the true blood glucose. It was hypothesised that if the OneTouch Verio IQ has a margin of error less than or equal to 5% in relation to the true blood glucose, then it will be the most accurate of the meters tested. The fake blood glucose solution was evenly mixed to ensure an equal dispersion of sugar per gallon (mg/dl), then the solution was put into a meters test strips and the meter calculated what it registered. This was then compared to the true blood glucose and repeated for each meter. An ANOVA test (F(3,116)=96.02, p<0.001) was run on the data with alpha equal to 0.05. It was concluded that there was no significant difference between the Accu Chek Guide and the Nova Max Plus and between the OneTouch Verio IQ and the OneTouch Verio Flex. The hypothesis that the OneTouch Verio IQ would be the most accurate meter of the meters tested was rejected. Future research will have to test the difference between more types of meters and between Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs).