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Wash Your Hands Before You Check Your Blood Sugar!

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I learned just recently that if you have handled ffood (especially fruit), check your blood sugar without washing your hands, that your blood sugar will be higher than it actually is. I tested this theory and it is true. I handled a banana before breakfast, didn't wash my hands and tested. My sugar was 171. Then I washed my hands and tested again. My sugar was 124. Amazing! I had never thought about this. So many of my results were probably a lot higher than reality. emoticon

- Submitted by GOA1CLOW 6/9/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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WANDAC2013 5/30/2013 11:47:00 AM

    I've wondered about this! Thanks for the info!
SHIRI01 5/30/2013 11:24:00 AM

    What a great tip--such a small thing that can really make a big difference! Thank you emoticon

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