Testing on palms of hands

Marytea
By Marytea Latest Reply 2011-07-14 10:26:57 -0500
Started 2011-07-14 08:50:46 -0500

Many of you have suggested testing on the palms of my hands. Where is the best spot? isn't the skin too tough?


3 replies

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-14 10:08:04 -0500 Report

I test below my elbow, on my arm. Now i am told that isn't as accurate as on the fingers, with my BS, I don't need accuracy. Speaking of accuracy, just for fun, take your BG reading. Then, FROM THE SAME SAMPLE, take another reading. I have had 20 points difference in the reading from the same sample within 15 seconds of each other.

RAINDANCER1950
RAINDANCER1950 2011-07-14 09:19:14 -0500 Report

HELLO…I ALSO HAVE HEARD THIS…AND TRIED IT…I FOUND IT WORKED BEST ON THE OUTER SIDE ON THE PALM…HOLD ING YOUR LEFT PALM TURNED INSIDE OF HAND UP…THE RIGHT SIDE…WHERE THERES A PADDED AREA OF FLESH…DID NOT HURT AT ALL…AND HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH TOUGH SKIN THERE…HOPE THAT HELPS YOU…MY FRIEND LET ME KNOW HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU…

tobar78
tobar78 2011-07-14 10:26:57 -0500 Report

This is also where I test. You are so correct that is doesn't hurt, and it doesn't take much to raise enough blood for the test. I seem to bleed from that spot quite readily!

Next Discussion: Apps for Android phones »