My SO was feeling rather poorly this evening, so I finally managed to convince him to use the Freestyle blood test kit that used to belong to my grandmother. Fortunately I am quite familiar with how to use it, as I used to help my grandmother with it all the time. It took several stabs, since he wasn't being very cooperative and didn't want to be tested on the fingers. I finally managed to get a pinpoint of blood, just enough to get a reading. 480! Yikes! That's about 4 times higher than it should be! Perfect time for him not to have medical insurance. :(
To be fair, I poked myself in the arm as well, and bled like a stuck pig. Only 117. No diabetes here!