ISSN: 7027-2221

Author : Hassan Shari, Falah


Comparing capillary blood glucose measures with venous blood glucose evaluated by the diabetes unit of the AL-Sadder Hospital, Basra, Iraq.

Falah Hassan Shari

karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 216-224

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease associated with long-term complications, damage,
dysfunction, and failure of different organs, including the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and
blood vessels. Blood glucose monitoring by measuring glucose levels using test strips in
home-monitoring or venous blood glucose measuring in laboratory can improve the
monitoring of hyperglycemia in DM also can evaluat the patient complaince. Validation of
accuracy and reliability of different glucometers is important to variation in measurements
may be attributed to different factors, may be affected by the environment in which
glucometers and strips are stored, user dependent factors (operational technique). The aim is
to compare capillary blood glucose measures with venous blood glucose by different devices.
This prospective randomized study was conducted between January 2014 and May 2014 in
Al-Sadder teaching hospital in Basra, Iraq, to compare the results of measurment blood
glucose level of two glucose meters (AccuChek® active (Roche Diagnostics, Basel,
Switzerland) and Optium Xceed® (MediSense UK, Abingdon, UK) with standard venous
glucose measurment using spectrophotometry (hexokinase). One hundred non intensive care
unit patients who had been admitted for a variety of medical and surgical problems had been
included in the study. All the patients had previously been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus
and under 60 years of age.The results revealed significant differences in glucose levels
measured using optimal xeed glucose meter when we compared with Accu check glucose
meter and those values measured using standerd venouse glucose mesurment. We conclude
that The Accu check glucose meter was more accurate than xeed glucose meter, as compared
with ordinary serum glucose measurement by spectrophotometer.