Why Is Glucose Reading Different In Different Fingers

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Test Overview A home blood glucose test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood at the time of testing. The test can be done at home or anywhere, using a small portable machine called a blood glucose meter. Home blood sugar testing can be used to monitor your blood sugar levels. Talk with your doctor about how often to check your blood sugar. How often you need to check it depends on your diabetes treatment, how well your diabetes is controlled, and your overall health. People who take insulin to control their diabetes may need to check their blood sugar level often. Testing blood sugar at home is often called home blood sugar monitoring or self-testing. If you use insulin rarely or don't use it at all, blood sugar testing can be very helpful in learning how your body reacts to foods, illness, stress, exercise, medicines, and other activities. Testing before and after eating can help you adjust what you eat. Some types of glucose meters can store hundreds of glucose readings. This allows you to review collected glucose readings over time and to predict glucose levels at certain times of the day. It also allows you to quickly spot any major changes in y Continue reading >>

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  1. JiMMy DCC

    Different Glucose readings from each hand or finger.

    I've noticed this over the last year mainly. But whenever I check my blood glucose levels my right hand can be 10-20 higher than my left.
    And I've even noticed that on checking between fingers on the same hand I can have a 10 value difference.
    It doesn't matter if I've washed my hands or used alcohol swabs. It's always this way. And I've found my left hand is more accurate to how I feel.
    Has anyone noticed this. Is there reasons behind it. And should I just average between the two. Problem is Incan check more often some days because of the large difference.

  2. annastype2

    I noticed this, too. This morning I got a reading difference of 10 in 2 different fingers. I of course recorded the lowest number, 108. I don't think it's true about inaccurate results in pinky as it still has all the capillaries (tiny blood vessels) necessary for a finger stick. Moreover, the skin is usually thinner on a pinky as well as on a non-dominating hand (left in my case)

  3. srs1960

    Eat a hand full of nuts should help and or a small piece of cheese . You defiantly don't want to pass out.

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