I wrote up a blog a few weeks ago - about taking a rest from testing my fingers (My Porky Pigs Fingers are tired). Well, Doris a frequent poster here posted a reply and she pointed out - which I didn't know about - and I quote - "Please just remember that using any place other than your fingers is less than accurate due to proximity to the heart". Lordy, lordy - this is news to me about the heart bit effecting my blood sugar readings when I test - I feel like Jethro from The Beverly Hillbillies . I mean here in Canada not having the use of the Joslin Institute that some of you are fortunate enough to have makes me feel quite inadequate to say the least. Sigh.
The jist of my babble here is - when I tested on my forearm this morning like I've been doing in order to give my finger tips a break (I use the Freestyle Lite - which takes the smallest amount of vampire blood so far on the market of blood meters here in North America) - I was 5.4 mmol/l (97.2 mg/dl) - I then went and tested my finger - and it was 6.4 mmol/l (115 mg/dl) !!! A difference of 1 mmol/l (19 mg/dl) between the two readings! Yikes, so I went and bolused for my breakie and BG correction (I aim for 4.5 mmol/l or 81 mg/dl) - and now it's 12:30 p.m. - and I'm having a friggin' hypo as I'm at 2.8 mmol/l (not normal for me at this time of the day - and I haven't done anything out of the AbNoRmAl today except scoot out to purchase a new mouse and cat food for my critters).
I'm now thinking I should have maybe gone with my reading on my forearm and just gone from there like I always do. Je suis une imbécile - mon dieu! I'm going to have to go and do abit more research on testing on the forearm and finger tips - and post links here abit later - if it's not too late to edit my blog.
I now must go take care of my blood sugars (just ate a few sinful pieces of Capricorn Soft and Delicious Austalian liquorice - I am a connoissuer of liquorice - and 2 pieces are only 19g of carb) - and get on with the rest of my day here in "raining like cats and dogs" Montreal (and only 10C (50F) temperature here as well - a wee bit coolish for my taste).