Difference in gluco checks - page 2

First gluco check was done on left hand index finger, 314. VERY high for resident. After joking with her that I would do a recheck on her right pinkie finger because maybe it would be lower (because... Read More

  1. by   CDEWannaBe
    Quote from RNewbie
    I dont trust the machines either. I was taught to never use the thumb or pinky because they give abnormally high and low values.
    Sorry, but that's just not true. I'm a type 1 who's used glucose meters since they first became available for home use in the early 1980. One finger is as good as another.

    The FDA requires meters to give results +/- 20%. Some meters are statistically better than others at meeting even that low requirement. In my experience One Touch meters are the most accurate.