[acb-diabetics] Question about using alcohol to clean finger.
barbieann519 at charter.net
Sat Aug 14 22:15:01 GMT 2010
i quit using alcohol after i, too, learned that alcohol, like food, can
affect blood glucose reading. i am likely not as consciencious as i should
be about clenliness before testing unless i know i've had my hands in
something that could affect the reading.
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From: <jostombaugh at hotmail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2010 2:08 PM
Subject: [acb-diabetics] Question about using alcohol to clean finger.
> My twin sister also has Type II diabetes and she heard that using alcohol
> swabs to clean the finger to be punctured elevates the glucose reading.
> Has anyone else heard this and can anyone tell me if it is true? There are
> some occasions when alcohol swabs would be more convenient for me to use
> than soap, water and paper towels. Thanks for any information you can
> provide. Jo Anne Stombaugh.
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