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Is alternate site testing as accurate as blood from my fingertips?

in Frequently Asked Questions

Fingertips and palms draw blood from the same capillaries meaning the reading from these sites will be within meter accuracy.

All other body sites will have a 20 minute delay if the person testing has done anything recently to change their blood sugar levels, such as eating or exercise. However, if you are testing in the middle of the night or before meals these other sites will be as accurate as fingers. [NOTE: Always check with your doctor to make certain alternate site testing is right for you.]


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