Table 1

Median blood glucose levels measured by a portable analyzer under different experimental conditions in 10 subjects with normal glucose tolerance

Test conditionFruit peelingHand washingAlcohol swabOrange (n = 10)Grape (n = 10)Kiwi (n = 10)
1198 (90.5–105.5)93 (87.5–98.5)89.5 (87–97.5)
2+171 (124–279)*360 (276–600)*183 (112–499.5)*
3++90 (83–96)87 (79.5–102.5)91.5 (86–96)
4+1118 (110–159.5)*274 (144–521)*143.5 (119.8–298)*
5+5119 (91–137.5)131 (103.5–256)#105.5 (95.75–146.5)#
  • Overscaled data (high, >600 mg/dL) were converted to 600 mg/dL to calculate median blood glucose level. Data are indicated as median (interquartile range: 25–75%).

  • *P < 0.01.

  • #P < 0.05 vs. test condition 3.