Okay, sorry about the title but really I am very uncomfortable. This issue is about my aunt, my late father's sister, whom I take care of 100% of the time.
She is almost 85. She has so called adult onset diabetes or type-2. She has been living with this condition for the last 20 years or may be a little less. In the last 7 years, she coverted from oral medication to Insulin injections. Since she has osteo arthritis, I am the person who give her injections and measure her blood glucose levels daily.
In the last few months, I noticed, when I was taking blood from her upper arm (freestyle micro sample measuring device), on some days, her blood drop, instead of being deep red, was coming out like water with red droplets in it. This was mainly when I take blood from her left arm. Now, regardless or which arm it is, the blood sample is always looking like water with specks of blood in it. And I don't know why. Has anyone have any idea what this might be ? Few years ago her doctor gave her iron supplements due to anemia, but she quit taking them after a while and her doctor concurred that she no longer had that condition. Would it have come back ?
Thanks for your answers