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Old 01-28-2013, 09:31   #1
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Default Different BS left to right fingers?

I just tested my BS

Left finger 5.0 Than done Right finger 6.2

So i thought????

So tried again different fingers straight away

Left 5.1 Right again 6.2

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Wash your hands in really hot water and massage them well then retest. Chalk this upto sh1t happens.

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Yep, BG differs even from finger to finger. Why it happens, could be just plain YMMV.

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Interesting! Which hand is your dominant hand?

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I can get different numbers on different fingers but i haven't noticed that one side is always higher than another.

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I get different readings from the same drop of blood. I'd drive myself crazy if I started trying different fingers & the other hand.




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But you know, if you are on insulin, a difference between 5.0 on one finger and 6.2 on another could mean the difference between taking a correction dose and not taking a correction dose.

Very interesting observation.

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Interesting! Which hand is your dominant hand?

right hand

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The answer is truly simplistic: Keep testing your fingers until you come up with an answer you like.

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I get different readings from the same drop of blood. I'd drive myself crazy if I started trying different fingers & the other hand.
Been there, done that.

Sometimes if I get an unusually high or low reading I'll test the same blood with a different meter (have three different ones - a Relion Prime, a Relion Confirm and a FreeStyle Lite). I can get as much a 30 points difference between meters. Same finger prick, but different results.

I will say, the Relion Prime seems to be consistently on the high side. Pretty much every time I did multiple tests the Prime gave the highest reading. I use that one because I currently have no insurance - the quasi insurance I had went belly up and didn't cover the strips anyway ($10 discount on a $130.00 prescription isn't a whole lot of help).

And - nobody has to drive me crazy - I can walk that far!

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