Peeling a Grape Ups Your BG Test Results

According to a new study published in Diabetes Care , your finger-prick blood glucose test may be “abnormally and significantly high” if you test after handling fruit without first scrubbing your hands thoroughly and vigorously.  The Tokyo study, precisely titled “Glucose Monitoring After Fruit Peeling: Pseudohyperglycemia When Neglecting Hand Washing Before Fingertip Blood Sampling,” tested ten non- diabetic volunteers who had normal blood glucose levels of approximately 90 mg/dL.