Has this happen to u

By rolly123 Latest Reply 2015-02-24 17:19:15 -0600
Started 2014-07-31 21:01:24 -0500

I tested my sugar on my left hand and my fingers got sore so tested on right ! I was curious if their be differnt blood result from differnt hands ! To my amazement it was about 15 differance! My right fingered was higher then left hand did anyone notice this if so do anyone know why it happens ? Just to make sure tested differnt times day and fingers anyone explain it ?

Tags: blood sugar

11 replies

suecsdy 2015-02-24 17:19:15 -0600 Report

I test on my palm mostly because it hurts less, but when I double check on my fingers sometimes the numbers can be as much as 15 points apart. Ususally not, but sometimes.

shorty1965 2014-08-01 19:28:54 -0500 Report

Yes this has happen to me before, thank you for doing that I'm happy that it happen to someone besides me,so what does that mean? Is it the meter or our bodies everyone needs to try it and see what happens please.thank you very much.

4mouseketeers 2014-08-01 14:37:40 -0500 Report

I have noticed that I have more trouble getting enough to test from my right hand so I almost always use my left. Don't know why…it just is.

Chopstix 2014-08-02 21:52:39 -0500 Report

Have you tried warming your before pricking? Or rubbing your hands together to warm them? Just a thought…

GabbyPA 2014-08-01 09:04:19 -0500 Report

It will also vary from finger to finger on the same hand, and even to take two tests from the same finger prick can make a difference. Blood moves through our bodies and we are just catching a snap shot at that instant.

jayabee52 2014-08-01 03:43:16 -0500 Report

Yes Rolly, I noticed it occasionally, but like Joyce I don't let it bother me.

What I look for is a trend in my BG levels. Are my levels going up, down, or staying the same? In the larger scheme of things 15 points if not going too low or too high is not all that dangerous. When the BG jumps or drops a lot, then that is something about which which to be concerned..

Plus I use my left hand exclusively and I have a way of extending the area from which I get blood.

I use the side of the finger near the nail. I can use both sides of the 4 fingers near the nail. So that is 8 testing sites. Add to that the place at the fingertip (although I find that a little bit painful at times), so that is a total of 12 sites Then if I really need another 4 sites, I could prick the pad of my finger (also can be sensitive). I have found that I really don't need more than that.

Pray this is helpful


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-31 21:26:35 -0500 Report

I test on both hands and my arm. Doctor said I could test on my arm. I really have not noticed much of a difference. May be off but a few points but I don't worry about it.

haoleboy 2014-07-31 21:09:35 -0500 Report

I always wondered if there could be a difference (would seem that it should make little difference though)
. I can only test on my left hand.