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Old 11-13-2010, 07:07 AM
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Default Re: Trouble monitoring blood glucose

Originally Posted by k9diabetes View Post

- or had a lot of saliva in it if it was taken from the lip.


I know from personal learning experiences, this is one big bugaboo!! You must pat the area dry so the blood will form like a half bubble and then lower the strip to the top of the drop and let the capillarity take place.

I used to get all kind of readings by letting or passing the strip onto the lip surface at the blood site. Sometimes I couldn't get enough blood to form a drop and the time runs out on the monitor. I've wasted many a strip.


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