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Offline plumb

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Which finger
« on: 07 May 2016, 03:23:55 PM »
I have just done bg test meter reads 18.4 help! re test second finger 8.7 not so bad , may be small correction needed, just try the third finger 7.2 . Should I keep on testing until I get to 5 or run out of fingers ? Only joking !  It was not Dirty fingers. I have done a corrections yet to re test.
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Offline Liam

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Re: Which finger
« Reply #1 on: 07 May 2016, 03:52:44 PM »
It was something on the fingers I'm sure. Just because they don't look or feel like they have something on them doesn't mean they don't. I don't understand the tech well enough to know what can effect it. Always the first thing I do when I get a random high is wash hands and retest.
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Offline Lucy

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Re: Which finger
« Reply #2 on: 07 May 2016, 04:23:37 PM »
i had this the other day. had washed hands first and got a bg of 17.8. knew it was wrong so tested on other hand and got 7.8. I must have touched something that didnt look dirty but left some sort of residue on the finger i'd used first.
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Offline himtoo

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Re: Which finger
« Reply #3 on: 07 May 2016, 05:36:43 PM »
if i get a reading that ever looks "odd" i always retest to be sure.

a correction on an 8 is completely different to a correction on a 18

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Offline Venomous

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Re: Which finger
« Reply #4 on: 07 May 2016, 06:49:45 PM »
The meter is allowed to be 20% inaccurate I think so the 8.7 and 7.2 are essentially the same reading.  I know... I want it to be more accurate too!
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Re: Which finger
« Reply #5 on: 07 May 2016, 07:51:48 PM »
So how are the BGs now?
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Re: Which finger
« Reply #6 on: 10 May 2016, 02:32:25 AM »
I have just done bg test meter reads 18.4 help! re test second finger 8.7 not so bad , may be small correction needed, just try the third finger 7.2 . Should I keep on testing until I get to 5 or run out of fingers ? Only joking !  It was not Dirty fingers. I have done a corrections yet to re test.
I second Patti's question.

I would have discarded the first test result in those circumstances and accepted the second, confirmed by the third.
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