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How do I Perform Alternative Site Testing?
Please refer to the manufacturer's recommendations in the instructional materials for your glucose meter. For example, TheraSense has an online demonstration about how to use the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Monitoring System.

Forearm Testing Example
The following graphic shows the general steps involved in forearm testing. First, you gently rub the area until it's slightly warm to increase blood flow to the surface. Second, you lance the arm. Third, you touch the test strip to the blood drop. It's that easy.

Forearm Testing

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