My finger stick BG readings are insanely different from one hand to the other. I also have the Dexcom G5 (which trends very low vs my finger stick readings)
My left hand always reads higher than my right hand BUT it’s the difference that’s concerning.
Right this minute My left hand reads 197 and my right hand is reading 108. My G5 (which is on my right arm this week) is, at this moment, giving me an Urgent Low alarm telling me I’m at 55. (I’ve also come to realize the Urgent Low’s from the G5 usually Mean I’m running about 80, NOT 55 or below as it is showing)
I’m so confused by the different readings between my left and right hand. I prep my fingers the same way, with alcohol pad, let dry, then stick using a new needle each time. My readings this morning between the two hands were 254 (left) and 167 (right)…just seems like a BIG difference there consistently.
Anyone else experienced this? How in the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks do I calculate insulin needs with three readings being so all over the place?? We currently have my ratio set at 1:3 but how do I determine which of the three readings are “correct?” (Left vs Right vs G5 Monitor) Any ideas my experienced friends??