Right hand/left hand

By Marytea Latest Reply 2011-07-10 01:23:32 -0500
Started 2011-06-29 08:45:13 -0500

Ok, why is it so hard to get a blood sample from my right hand? My left is easy. Am I doing something wrong? I don't want to wear out my poor left hand fingers. Ouch.

6 replies

cavie2 2011-07-10 01:23:32 -0500 Report

I was just going to say you must be right handed. I am left handed but also ambidextrous so don't have a problem. But trust that Jim Edwards tae be different, he keeps his fingers for counting with. I on the other hand can do mental arithmetic

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-06-29 15:04:37 -0500 Report

I never use my fingers for testing. I test below my elbow. Less painful, more places and like my hands, I have two of them. I suspect you are right handed, but try below your elbow, you will like it!

Harlen 2011-06-29 10:22:02 -0500 Report

Well one thing that it may be if your right handed is that the skin is thicker then on your left ajust the depth of your lancet ???
Best wishes

berrykins0 2011-06-29 09:23:38 -0500 Report

maybe your poking to many times in the same spot.my finger gets calluse built up on my finger. makes hard to get a blood sample. i move to a different spot my finger works better. or maybe your blood sugars is going to be high.hopes this helps

Marytea 2011-06-29 09:38:56 -0500 Report

Except I almost never use my right hand. My left I could understand. Will just keep trying. LOL