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  1. Bennet
    Bennet March 31, 2014 at 8:54 am | | Reply

    Stopped for a break driving to DC. Thanks mike.

  2. David
    David March 31, 2014 at 9:19 am | | Reply

    I wonder how difficult It would be for companies to meet a 15% standard. A tweak to existing technology and manufacturing is one thing but an overhaul would give me pause.

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    FDA and Patient Live Chat: The Recap March 31, 2014 at 12:34 pm |

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  4. Richard Price
    Richard Price April 3, 2014 at 10:44 pm | | Reply

    Considering the importance of test meters in our diabetic lives I would propose development of a meter that is within 10% accuracy and ultimately 5%.. I realize that the change would be drastic and might be called unrealistic however there has to be a better way to check blood sugar than using test strips. They have been in use for about 35 years and with the many advancements in medical and electronic technologies I would think that they would have a better way to test blood sugar by now!

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