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Wash & re-test...

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by TheTestingMom, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. TheTestingMom

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    Shocked to hear DS BG was 310 I asked him to wash and re-test. After a lot of complaining he washed and re-tested.....guess what.....189! Geesh.
     
  2. mmgirls

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    yup, we retest numbers over 300 at school because of this. ALso if bg is that high I want to see a second number becuse of meter variance.
     
  3. Mimi

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    We always do a wash & retest, even if I suspect it may be correct.

    I want to know for sure before I give a boatload of insulin!:cwds:
     
  4. greenpalm

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    We have a terrible time with that problem, particularly after correcting a low. She'll have "Smartie Dust" all over her fingers. Quik Sticks are also really bad about spreading the dust all over her hands.

    I also make her wash her hands right before she goes to bed, so if I'm testing during the night, I know the number is accurate and I don't have to wake her up to make her go wash her hands.
     
  5. mom24grlz

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    yep we also wash and retest if she has an unusually high number.
     
  6. cdninct

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    Yup--we've gone from HI to 128 by washing hands that seemed clean to begin with! :rolleyes:
     

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