Hi all, long time no post. Since I was last hanging out here, I’ve switched to a Dexcom G6 (love it), and my son, 8, has come down with type 1 (serious bummer not but entirely unexpected as we were testing him regularly beforehand, etc. and thus his diagnosis A1c was 7.0, no admission necessary, etc.).
Here’s the question of the day. My son is not on a CGM yet and we’re testing him a lot so we switched from Contour meter/test strips to Freestyle Lite, but the results have been wildly, wildly inaccurate. I just tested him with the Freestyle lite and it showed 80, when the Contour showed him 214. One might ask if this was actually the Contour that was wrong but in repeated back to back tests, I’ve also gotten the Freestyle to show him at 120+ points apart in back to back tests against itself.
We called up support about this and they sent us a new meter and a new box of strips and no change - results still repeatedly varying by 100 points+ from both the Contour results and from back to back tests against itself.
Has anyone else experienced this? I am stupefied - these results are so far off that trying to treat using it is impossible, but also I cannot imagine anyone else using this.