Crazy blood draw question

By Marytea Latest Reply 2011-07-09 22:36:04 -0500
Started 2011-07-02 13:38:40 -0500

If I get a cut or scratch on my arm and my kit is nearby, can I use this blood to do a bs test? Crazy question, but I am a newby so I have to ask. Happy 4th of July to everyone!

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Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2011-07-09 18:17:59 -0500 Report

Because of my intense dislike of finger pokes (see my name) I actually love it when I cut myself trimming my roses. Then I can run inside and test!!!

shoulders 2011-07-03 16:26:22 -0500 Report

Marytea; As long as the scratch or cut is clean or use an alchole wipe to clean then you can us that blood for your bs testing. After all we need to use all the blood sparingly cause with all the finger pokes and blood checks at the Dr.s we might need to become like vampires, borrow blood from others. And need not worry about finger marks cause with all the finger pokes theres no solid finger markings.(HA,HA,HA) Your Friend "shoulders" Cynthia

cavie2 2011-07-09 18:28:26 -0500 Report

Just think of all the crimes we could commit with no finger prints they would never catch us. WOW did I really say that, Get behind me Satan.

Marytea 2011-07-03 19:03:15 -0500 Report

Thanks for making me chuckle. Oddly this question produced some good answers. I am glad I asked it.

Type1Lou 2011-07-03 14:31:07 -0500 Report

Not such a crazy question! As a quilter, I frequently jab my finger or hand unintentionally with a needle. I've often wondered if I could use the resulting blood to test my BG but never thought to ask. Thanks for asking!

Kirla 2011-07-02 17:49:40 -0500 Report

Once my toe was bleeding a lot and I decided to test my blood sugar. I compared the results with a second test on my finger. My toe read 90 and my finger read 91. I was a bit surprised it was so close. I have heard that the fingers are the most accurate. But the toe was just as accurate. If you really want to know try testing on your arm and finger at the same time and see how much different they are.

kdroberts 2011-07-02 15:55:53 -0500 Report

You could, but you would net to set it up as an alternative site test on your meter. You also have to keep in mind that it will be roughly what your blood sugar was 10-20 minutes ago and may not be very accurate. Personally I wouldn't bother, it's a waste of a strip since you wouldn't get any good info.

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