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Type 2 1st drop vs 2nd drop

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by moey90moey90, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. moey90moey90

    moey90moey90 · Member

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    1st drop 2 hours pp 5mmol ( 90mg )
    2nd drop 2 hours pp 4.5mmol ( 82mg )
    Squeezed on both drops
    Washed hands with soap and dried it prior to measuring
    Which is more reliable?
     
  2. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @moey90moey90,

    Glucose meters have a 15% margin of error, so I would just average both readings. Alternatively, take three readings and see which two are closer together.
     
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    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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