Clean fingers…reliable BG test results!Elissa Renouf
It was Freddie’s Day Care day, I received a phone call at lunch time alerting me to the fact that his BGL was 21mml. I know that he was 6.2mml at morning tea and know that what he ate at Morning Tea would not raise his levels this much. I asked if he had washed his hands before testing and they said that he had. Usually we would give him an extra insulin injection to bring a level of 21mml down but I asked if they could use the Test-wipes I had in his meter case to wipe his finger and retest, his level came down to 13mml.
I often wonder what would have happened if I had not got them to retest and they had just given him the injection……we might have spent the night in hospital because Fred may have had a severe hypo.
Moral of the story….never trust a 3 year old when they say they have washed their hands!!