Monitoring bs/OneTouch Mini

By Marytea Latest Reply 2011-06-20 01:58:32 -0500
Started 2011-06-17 11:12:43 -0500

I have finally decided to sample my blood. My doctor hasn't said I have to, but how do I know I am ok if I don't? I think I want to use the Onetouch Delicata (ultramini) system. Have any of you used this? Also I am scared. Won't my fingers get sore? The delicata says I can use my forearm. Does this work. Really nervous.

5 replies

nanaellen 2011-06-17 16:00:20 -0500 Report

Do yourself a favor and get whichever meter has the cheapest strips! Unless you have Insur. It's the strips that will cost a lot! Most lancet devices have a depth # on them try the first one it goes in just a little and you only need a tiny drop of blood. If you rotate fingers it won't get that bad, trust me I HATE needles!! But that's the only way to KNOW how your #'s are! And most "normal" levels are between 70-150. Were you diagnosed as diabetic?? If you only want to test once or twice maybe you have a diabetic friend who could test you?? Never tried the forearm.

JoleneAL 2011-06-17 12:54:47 -0500 Report

Yes your fingers can get too sore if you put the depth on your lancet too deep for your skin thickness. I also test right next to my nails on either side and it hurts less, for me, and I don't need the depth that far. That way I can test twice to a finger, and I have 10 of those to go around. Good luck and great idea! Be proactive

Te Ja
Te Ja 2011-06-17 11:53:46 -0500 Report

I have the One touch Mini and I really like it. Testing my fore arm did not work either so I have to use my fingers been testing since May 3rd no pain yet

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-06-20 01:58:32 -0500 Report

Testing my fore arms don't work for me either, and my doctor say's to test only on my fingers for best results. And like JoleneAL and Te Ja said set the depth of your lancet. The best way is to start with the least depth and raise it until you have your prefered depth. This will be the one that you can get the best results with the least pain, and you can always change the depth again if you need too. Onetouch is a good meter, there are a lot of good meters on the market.

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