I have a question.

By alesiafae Latest Reply 2012-03-26 16:15:52 -0500
Started 2012-03-24 17:58:25 -0500

Has anyone ever had problems with their fingers due to all the testing? Second, can anyone else see the small lacerations on their fingers? Is this normal?

11 replies

Young1s 2012-03-25 22:10:37 -0500 Report

I typically test on every finger (both sides) except my thumb, I just alternate every time I test. When I first started testing, I only tested on one particular finger and then I started to notice that that finger started getting callused. I kept having to change the lancing gauge to a higher number to in order to get through. I don't like that. Now I've gotten to the point that if I just place the device on my fingers I know if it will be easy or if I need to push down on the finger a little.

jayabee52 2012-03-25 22:47:00 -0500 Report

do you place the lancet device on the side of your finger just about (roughly) 1/16 of an inch below the nail, down at the level where the the nail meets the finger? I get good blood flows there and I find it doesn't hurt so much either that way.

Young1s 2012-03-25 23:13:24 -0500 Report

Yes I do test on the sides. I'm just a big baby when it comes to needles of any kind. It probably hurts less than a pin prick you get when sewing without a thimble, but it gets multiplied in my mind, I guess.

cavie2 2012-03-25 21:08:42 -0500 Report

I put my hand out with the thumb pointing upwards and do the side of my fingers, when they are done I turn my hand the other way with the thumb pointing downwards and do the other side of each finger. Then I do the same with the other hand so it is a while before I get back to the first finger again.

DeanaG 2012-03-25 16:37:44 -0500 Report

I haven't had any problems with my fingers sometimes a little sore, but not bad. Yes, I can see the lance marks on my fingers.

alesiafae 2012-03-25 20:35:35 -0500 Report

Thank you Deanna. I can see mine too and I was worried that was bad. Do you alternate daily which fingers you use to test on?

jayabee52 2012-03-24 20:39:11 -0500 Report

Several years ago I had to have my fingerprints taken for work. Somebody remarked that they could tell I was a Person with Diabetes (PWD) because of the finger poke holes in my fingertips. I really have had no problems with my fingers from testing.

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