Handling fruit before checking your blood sugar can result in too-high blood glucose level readings, according to a new report in Diabetes Care. Researchers found peeling oranges, grapes or kiwi, or even holding them in your hands, results in a residue of glucose on hands. If a finger is pricked before being washed, the glucose reading will be higher than it really is. This residue can alter glucose meter readings by as much as 10 percent. Diabetics will get a truer reading if, after pricking their fingers with a lancet, wiping away the first drop of blood and testing with ... Read More
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