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When is testing on the finger or palm at the base of the thumb preferred?

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Where can I test?
Although the forearm is the most common alternative site, other areas may be used: fleshy part of the hand, upper arm, thigh, or calf. Not all alternative site testing systems have FDA approval clearance for all areas. It is best to consult each manufacturer's owner's booklet, as well as your health care professional, for acceptable sites.

Where to test  

This graphic shows where two products, the FreeStyle meter and FreeStyle Tracker Diabetes Management System, are cleared for alternate site testing. As you can see, there are many places you can choose for testing besides the fingertips. Other products may be cleared for different areas, so be sure to read the information that comes with your meter. You may wish to try several to see which works best for you.

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