I was under the impression that it is essential to wipe the finger with an alcohol sterile swab prior to testing as residues of soaps and creams on the finger can affect the result as the blood lies on the finger before being put onto the reading strip.
As u know I've been really ill with head and body and mood over the weekend. I didn't even recognise my own son who has only popped out for half an hour. Going by past experiences I was sure my blood was low.
I went to have it tested today. A different man. He was about to do the prick but had not wiped the area. I told him it maybe best to as I'd used creams and soap. He said it didn't matter and went ahead.
The result was 4. Spot on my target. I was very very surprised I thought it was very low. I felt like it was.
So my question is: would the fact that creams etc weren't removed first affect it or am I clutching at straws? 💋