What are the different testing sites to check glucose on the body, and how does accuracy change depending on the site?
As a Certified Diabetes Care and education specialist (CDCES), I can tell you that there are several testing sites on the body to check glucose levels:
Accuracy of glucose testing can vary depending on the testing site used. For example, results from a finger-prick test tend to be more accurate than results from a forearm test. This is because the fingers contain more blood vessels and are therefore a better indicator of glucose levels in the bloodstream. However, the accuracy of glucose testing can also be affected by factors such as hydration levels and recent physical activity.