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Question:

From Lees Summit, Missouri, USA:

Why is your blood sugar lower on one hand than the other when it is checked at the same time? What would cause a 10 mg/dl difference? What site is the most accurate for getting a true blood sugar?

Answer:

It is likely that it is not you, but that the meter isn't any more accurate than that.

LD

[Editor's comment: For information on testing sites, see our web page on Alternate Site Testing, Palm glucose readings compared with fingertip readings under steady and dynamic glycemic conditions, using the OneTouch Ultra Blood Glucose Monitoring System, and Alternate-Site Testing Is Reliable in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes, Except at the Forearm for Hypoglycemia Detection. BH]

DTQ-20060320175807
Original posting 28 Mar 2006
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections

  
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