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Can blood glucose meters be used on sites other than the fingers?

Alternative blood glucose monitoring, such as the upper arm, thigh, calf, and palm, is available with some blood glucose meters. Make sure to check your meter for the availability of this feature before using alternate sites. Alternate sites will give you more options, but these sites may not be as consistently accurate as your fingertips. For example, readings from alternate sites may vary after eating, taking insulin, or during low blood glucose periods. 

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