Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: The Use of the First or the Second Drop of Blood

  title={Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: The Use of the First or the Second Drop of Blood},
  author={Johanna Hortensius and Robbert Jan Slingerland and Nanne Kleefstra and Susan J.J. Logtenberg and Klaas H Groenier and Sebastiaan T. Houweling and Henk J G Bilo},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
OBJECTIVE There is no general agreement regarding the use of the first or second drop of blood for glucose monitoring. This study investigated whether capillary glucose concentrations, as measured in the first and second drops of blood, differed ≥ 10% compared with a control glucose concentration in different situations. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Capillary glucose concentrations were measured in two consecutive drops of blood in the following circumstances in 123 patients with diabetes… CONTINUE READING
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