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Can I check my blood glucose in other places than my fingertips?

Most meters now allow for alternate site checking.  Alternate sites include the palm of the hand, upper arm, forearm, abdomen, thigh, and calf.  These sites are best used before a meal when the blood glucose is more stable.  During periods of rapid glucose change, such as after a meal or after exercising, they are less reliable. Use your fingertip if you think you are low, have eaten in the last 2 hours, or recently exercised. Your diabetes educator can help you decide on an appropriate site to use.