Due to the Freestyle test strip recall, we have been using an independent Freestyle meter (with older strips) along with the imbedded Omnipod PDM reader (newer recall replacement strips). Except for one instance where the readings matched, the independent meter consistently produces higher readings than the Omnipod meter.
Given A1C tests, I tend to believe that the independent reader is more accurate, but how do I know for sure? Since the discrepancies are generally lower than 20%, Abbott doesn't care.
Since switching from MDIs (with OneTouch meter) to the Omnipod a year ago, A1C numbers have been somewhat higher than before. Management is good, so shouldn't the A1C be lower (better)?
I really don't want to lug around a meter and the PDM and manually enter BG readings indefinitely, but it seems pointless to work so hard managing sugars if the information is inaccurate.
Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?