Table 1

Glucose concentrations in different sequential drops of blood

First dropSecond dropControl
Not washing hands (n = 123)8.9 (6.4–12.6)8.9 (6.5–12.2)8.6 (6.1–12.2)
Washing hands (n = 123)8.5 (6.3–12.2)8.7 (5.9–12.2)8.6 (6.1–12.2)
Finger exposed to fruit, no washing (n = 122)15.0 (10.5–21.7)8.9 (6.5–12.5)8.9 (6.4–12.2)
After washing the fruit-exposed finger (n = 121)8.4 (6.3–11.9)8.3 (6.4–12.0)8.5 (6.2–12.0)
Pressure 40 mmHg (n = 102)8.4 (6.1–11.9)8.2 (5.5–11.4)*8.5 (6.2–12.0)
Pressure 240 mmHg (n = 102)8.3 (6.1–11.6)8.4 (5.9–11.1)**8.5 (6.2–12.0)
  • Data are median (interquartile range). Glucose is in mmol/L.

  • *n = 96;

  • **n = 100.