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From Eden, North Carolina, USA:

Will an antibacterial hand sanitizer/cleaner that is used without water, interfere with accurate blood glucose results?


You've asked a very good question. When cleaning the skin before a fingerstick, it's important, no matter what you're using, to make sure the area is dry before poking the finger. Any liquid left on the finger can interfere with the blood sugar results.


Original posting 26 Sep 2000
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections


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