Yeah, I was told that fingertips are more accurate if you’re low, otherwise I’ve found they’re about the same (I’ve tested both within minutes of each other and had nearly identical results). I carry alcohol wipes and those little round bandage dots in my case, so that’s not a problem. I’ve just found my fingertips to be really sensitive, and it’s a ■■■■■ to type after testing several times a day.
That being said, I recently got a one touch meter (I use a Freestyle now) and found that the two meters are about 10% different --the one touch says 76 when the freestyle says 70, and says 145 when the freestyle says 130. Weird! So which one do I trust? I tested with the Freestyle (on my forearm, no less!) the last time I went to the lab to have blood drawn: the number I got was within two points of the number from my lab result.