Blood glucose meter research

November 26th, 2014 No comments

Looking for a blood glucose meter.
Best 10 glucometers as lsorted by Men’s health
http://www.menshealth.com/spotlight/diabetes/top-blood-glucose-meters.php
It looks like not all blood sugar meters are equally accurate. List of a bunch of meters on this page.
http://www.diabetesdaily.com/voices/2013/07/blood-glucose-meter-accuracy-comparison-chart/
Same data sorted by total accuracy from lowest to highest (total accuracy = the sum of all the entries for each unit)
(table at the bottom of post)

Some recommendations for the Accu-Chek Active since it’s accurate and test strips are least expensive.
Excellent article on the technical challenges of getting accurate readings from glucometers:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2769957/

Meter Within 15% Within 10% Within 5% Within 15% Within 10% Within 5%
Under 100 mg Under 100 mg Under 100 mg Over 100 mg Over 100 mg Over 100 mg
SeniorLine GM210 15% 0% 0% 79% 55% 29%
Glucohexal II 50% 21% 7% 80% 64% 32%
GlucoRx (TD-4230) 83% 41% 14% 65% 40% 14%
Wellion CALLA Light 68% 33% 13% 89% 73% 52%
GlucoSmart Swing 84% 53% 15% 94% 67% 33%
Futura Monometer 90% 68% 27% 79% 59% 26%
IME-DC Fidelity 72% 43% 18% 94% 85% 48%
Biocheck TD-4225 76% 52% 22% 97% 80% 49%
Element 90% 79% 48% 83% 64% 30%
GlucoTel 89% 70% 33% 92% 72% 41%
Bayer Contour usb 90% 69% 45% 91% 68% 34%
smartLAB genie 84% 52% 23% 98% 87% 57%
iDia 96% 80% 47% 90% 71% 40%
GlucoCheck Classic 97% 84% 55% 85% 66% 38%
Beurer GL32 85% 62% 40% 99% 91% 56%
iBGStar 96% 90% 52% 90% 72% 35%
WaveSense Jazz 100% 75% 38% 95% 80% 47%
GlucoCheck XL 97% 92% 58% 88% 65% 40%
Pura 100% 95% 48% 100% 74% 30%
GlucoCheck Comfort 96% 86% 56% 95% 74% 41%
iXell OLED 97% 85% 52% 97% 79% 39%
smartLAB global 91% 85% 57% 93% 79% 48%
Beurer GL40 98% 90% 52% 95% 78% 42%
Omnitest 3 94% 86% 64% 91% 79% 48%
iXell 100% 98% 68% 89% 75% 38%
OneTouch Verio 97% 78% 40% 100% 95% 64%
microdot+ 98% 95% 62% 94% 83% 43%
Accu-Chek Compact Plus 100% 86% 27% 100% 94% 69%
Gluco-test Plus+ TD-4230 96% 94% 76% 95% 79% 42%
OneTouch VITA 98% 93% 72% 99% 87% 50%
BGStar 98% 92% 80% 97% 87% 62%
Accu-Chek Performa 100% 95% 72% 99% 94% 68%
Accu-Chek Mobile (maltose independent) 100% 98% 71% 100% 94% 66%
Accu-Chek Performa 98% 97% 78% 98% 92% 66%
Accu-Chek Aviva 100% 97% 80% 99% 91% 64%
Accu-Chek Mobile (maltose dependent) 98% 98% 73% 100% 96% 66%
Accu-Chek Nano 100% 96% 80% 99% 95% 65%
Accu-Chek Performa Nano 100% 98% 87% 100% 96% 64%
Accu-Chek Active 100% 100% 72% 100% 100% 79%
Accu-Chek Go 100% 100% 94% 100% 96% 79%
FreeStyle Lite 100% 100% 93% 100% 100% 86%
FreeStyle Freedom Lite 100% 100% 98% 100% 98% 90%

 

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November 26th, 2014 No comments
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Variable Pitch Quad rotor cont’d

November 16th, 2014 No comments

The previous post about the align 500 heli tail being useful was not correct. I am looking for a tail shaft of 5mm so I need to move to the 600 size heli.

http://www.flying-hobby.com/600-carbon-fiber-tail-boom-3k-trex-600-p-8185.html

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Variable Pitch Quad rotor cont’d

November 11th, 2014 No comments

I got searching the other night for ideas on bulding a VP quad again.

One of the issues i had last time was finding a decent pitch slider mechanism. Well I found a few reasonably priced:

http://www.flying-hobby.com/kde-direct-align-trex-500-series-performance-tail-control-p-9740.html

http://www.flying-hobby.com/500esp-metal-tail-pitch-assembly-p-10400.html

http://www.helipal.com/h50189-500metal-tail-pitch-assembly.html

It seems the align trex500 heli pitch slider p/n is either h50189 or H50190. Should find out what the difference between them is.

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Tracking Productivity

October 8th, 2014 No comments

Remembered the tracking that Devine does to measure his in/out productivity.
Thinking about starting my own tracking system soon.

Maybe pay someone to develop the web app for me. I will have to think about how I want it to work.

http://wiki.xxiivv.com/019

Trip Log, day 12 & 13 ; Fanshawe Lake

August 19th, 2014 No comments

Day 12

It was quiet last night. No raccoons issues, no loud neighbors, no people staying up late.
Got a good nights sleep again.

The morning was cool and a fire and tea was welcome.IMG_20140808_085854
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Trip Log, day 10 & 11 ; Fanshawe Lake

August 19th, 2014 No comments

Day 10 (tuesday)

I had a hard time sleeping last night. I felt like I was awake quote a bit and could not fall asleep many times, though my sleep tracking app showed lots of deep sleep. Loosing faith in that sleep tracking app.

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Fire and tea. Again.

It was quiet on the camp ground last night. In our area, there is only one other camp site that is occupied. Three young adults in tents.

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Trip Log, day 8 & 9 ; Fanshawe Lake

August 19th, 2014 No comments

Day 8

Music is loved by our neighbors more this morning! Just minutes after 8am, the group camping site is breaking the morning silence with some music (from someone car) and singing. The music from the car stereo keeps going off and changing every couple of minutes. Sounds like they are searching for the right CD to wake everyone up with.

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This morning we meet up with the locals at a public shelter on the campground for a pancake breakfast. Two pancakes, three sausages and OJ. Tasty. We got there just in time as there was talk of being nearly all out of pancake mix and minutes later the news that they were out of syrup also surfaced. Read more…

Trip Log, day 6 & 7 ; Fanshawe Lake

August 19th, 2014 No comments

Fanshawe Lake Conservation Area

Day 6 Continued

Set up camp at Fanshawe Lake Camp Ground was done by 17:00. Rain is moving in. We can hear thunder and the sky is darkening. Tarp goes up. It’s an automatic response by now. As luck would have it, there is a family 2 sites down with a girl of similar age to E. They begin their friendship by riding their bikes around the camp ground.

How easy they make friends.Proof-IMG_7137 While resting for a minute on our campsite the increasing roar of an airplane flying overhead becomes overly apparent. Of course. The London International Airport’s main runway 15/33 lines all the airplanes on their descent and takeoff glide path right over the camp ground. Oh well. Hope there’s not too many landing and takeoffs this coming week. Read more…

Trip Log, day 5 & 6 ; Pinery Provincial Park

August 14th, 2014 No comments

Day 5

Last night we had another thunderstorm. Came in around 1am and laster for a couple of hours. It was fierce. Lots of thunder and lightning, and intense rain. I got up at when the thunder got louder, and went outside to see if anything needed to be sheltered. A few things like camp chairs, firewood and some clothes were still outside and got moved to shelter. The bikes were locked to a tree, and didn’t bother moving them. One rain storm won’t hurt them.

The temp forecast was about 13 deg which made it comfortable to sleep in and the morning is still cool. First priority is to boil some water for tea. While that’s happening, second priority is to make a fire.

Ten minutes later, there’s few things better than enjoying a warm cup of tea by a warm fire.

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Surprising few mosquitoes out at this campground. There have been a few, but the majority of flying insects consists of household flies. Read more…