This is a Letter to the editor (1) based on a new revision to the glucose meter error grid (2). The gist of the Letter is as follows. The glucose meter error grid procedure involved surveying clinicians as to what glucose levels would prompt them to treat patients. But this deals with symptoms or acute injury. If a glucose meter met these limits, one might think all is well. But diabetes also involves complications from continued elevated glucose. The Letter proposed a different error grid is required for chronic injury.
- Krouwer JS and Cembrowski GS Acute Versus Chronic Injury in Error Grids J Diabetes Sci Technol. http://dst.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/16/1932296814543662 Note: subscription may be required.
- Klonoff DC, Lias C, Vigersky R, et al The surveillance error grid. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2014;8:658-672.