washing hands helps when bloodtesting

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   Posted 6/29/2005 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
before pricking your finger for a drop of blood, it helps to wash hands with soap and water as any grease on fingers will prevent a hanging drop from forming, most testers need a hanging drop
also any honey or jam, etc on the skin can cause a false high bloodsugar reading
for some reason blood seems to flow more easily from the little finger

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   Posted 6/30/2005 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Your sugar readings are also more accurate when you wash your hands first.

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   Posted 7/20/2005 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
its really better if you wash your hands
it will remove all the dirt and not cause erroneous readings

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   Posted 12/3/2005 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
good information
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