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Where can meters test on other parts of the body?

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Some devices let you test you upper arm, forearm, base of the thumb, and thigh.

These results may differ from the blood sugar levels gotten from a fingertip stick. Levels in the fingertips show changes more quickly. This is especially true when your sugar is changing fast, like after a meal or after exercise.

If you have symptoms of low blood sugar, don’t rely on test results from other parts of your body.

From: Home Blood Sugar Testing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Choosing a Blood Glucose Meter." 

American Diabetes Association: "Standards of Medial Care in Diabetes -- 2014."

American Diabetes Association: A1C and eAG

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on July 1, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Choosing a Blood Glucose Meter." 

American Diabetes Association: "Standards of Medial Care in Diabetes -- 2014."

American Diabetes Association: A1C and eAG

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on July 1, 2019

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