So this is kind of funny, but wanted to share in case this has happened to any of you (or might)…
I was packing my lunch this morning, and I was handling some cold cuts, and other things. I had of course washed my hands prior to doing this, but right after I finished, I went to take my Fasting BS. I always take it at the same time every morning, and last night before bed, I had my normal granny smith and handful of almonds. I got distracted because my daughter was telling me something, and I forgot to wash my hands again right before I pricked my finger for the blood. So my BS reading was a like 150, which is obviously really high for a first morning reading. I was like "what the heck!" Then I remembered that I forgot to wash my hands, and I figured maybe that was the problem. So I washed my hands, did the blood test again, and sure enough it was 105 (which is more within my normal range for fasting although still a little high).
I guess whatever I had on my hands got picked up with the blood sample and really messed with it - I honestly didn't know that would make such a big difference!
So remember - always wash your hands before testing - lol! :)
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