The danger of using inappropriate point-of-care glucose meters in patients on icodextrin dialysis.

@article{Perera2011TheDO,
  title={The danger of using inappropriate point-of-care glucose meters in patients on icodextrin dialysis.},
  author={Nimalie Jacintha Perera and P. M. Stewart and Paul Ford Williams and Elizabeth L Chua and Dennis Koon-See Yue and Stephen Morris Twigg},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={1272-6}
}
AIMS Icodextrin is a glucose polymer used to maintain an osmotic gradient in peritoneal dialysis. Metabolites of icodextrin are known to cause overestimation of blood glucose in glucose meters using glucose dehydrogenase/pyrroloquinolinequinone systems. The aim of this study is to determine the extent of icodextrin interference in glucose meters using the newer glucose dehydrogenase/NAD or glucose oxidase systems. This has not been established previously. METHODS Fasting blood samples (n = 4… CONTINUE READING