Improving glucose standards won’t improve the quality of glucose meters and patient care – at least not directly. However, the biggest problem with current glucose standards is that one can’t tell the state of quality in sufficient detail by evaluating glucose meters against current standards such as ISO 15197.
Having blogged about this for a long time, I’ve now joined forces with an endocrinologist who is well known in the diabetes field David Klonoff , who invited me to write a review of glucose standards and statistics. This has now been published (1). A Letter to the editor is also in press (2).
- Jan S. Krouwer and George S. Cembrowski A review of standards and statistics used to describe blood glucose monitor performance. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 2010;4:75-83.
- Jan S. Krouwer: Wrong thinking about glucose standards. Clin Chem, online version at: http://www.clinchem.org/cgi/reprint/clinchem.2009.140277v1