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What should I avoid while using a blood glucose monitor kit?

Avoid using your glucose monitor kit to test on an area of your skin that is not clean. Any food or juice on the test area of skin will affect your results. Always thoroughly wash your hands and the test site before each test. You should also avoid reusing lancets. You put yourself at risk of an infection if you use the same lancet more than once. Be sure to properly dispose of your lancets so no one else comes into contact with them.

Some substances may interact with your glucose testing, but do not need to be avoided. Both vitamin C and uric acid can cause your blood sugar readings to be incorrect.

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