I have Type 2. In addition, I have arthritis, FMS & CPS. I use the Freestyle Lite tester, promoted as the easiest & most pain-free tester there is. However every time I go to test myself, I press on the button & press & press & I can't get it to release. I don't know if it is the arthritis, the FMS or the CPS or all 3 working together against me, but I just don't have the strength to press the button hard enough. Once in a while I have no trouble, but most of the time I just don't seem to have the strength. I will try for 5 - 10 mins until my hand cramps & I just have to put it down. At first I thought it was just fear of the needle & I would distract myself while still pressing on the button. I just don't have the strength. Does anyone else have this problem?
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