Many hand lotions have added sugars, such as glycerin, a sugar alcohol. The natural ingredients that give us those delightful fruity or coconut smells also contain sugar. Any of these can result in a false high reading. For the most accurate result, make sure your hands are clean before testing.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...