test on finger

owsi83098
By owsi83098 Latest Reply 2012-01-19 20:02:40 -0600
Started 2012-01-19 05:37:03 -0600

Hi all
was wondering if I had to test on the same finger or would i get a differt result if I changed fingers out say test on the first finger in the morning and then the second one at lunch and back to the first fior dinner?


12 replies

Lydickk
Lydickk 2012-01-19 20:02:40 -0600 Report

Rotate fingers to avoid scar tissue. It varies person to person but it you are doing repeated sticks daily from the same site and you pick up scar tissue easily you will be regretting using only one spot in the future.

Armourer
Armourer 2012-01-19 17:31:58 -0600 Report

Any finger, both hands, & if you have attachment either forearm too. I don't bleed well and my fingers got really bruised, so glad when I was able to do the forearm.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-01-19 09:41:25 -0600 Report

I rotate my testing sites mostly because if I didn't I would have a very sore finger. I still tend to test more on my left hand than my right though, but that is because I am right handed and I like to save those fingers. LOL

Here are some other discussion on it that might give some more ideas. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions?query=fingers&by=relevancy

Denisency213
Denisency213 2012-01-19 10:11:46 -0600 Report

Do you find a difference in your numbers from alternate sites

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-19 13:19:48 -0600 Report

I never noticed a difference and I rotate fingers all the time or use my arm. I have to notice if there is a difference.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-01-19 10:29:54 -0600 Report

Sure, but well within range. Shoot, even if you test from the exact same finger prick you will have different readings. I always use my fingers, as most doctors agree that is the most accurate, but I test on the sides of my fingers and I use all 10.

draco59
draco59 2012-01-19 09:01:04 -0600 Report

You can use any finger you want; they also have ones where you can use your forearm. I was a Lab Technician for over 20 yrs. And we learned to keep rotating places every time. Hope it helps.
Brian

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