Due to limited sensation and control in my hands and fingers (as well as other extremities), complicated by systemic scleroderma (which has hardened my blood vessels and skin), I'm unable to do BG tests anymore. Even the lab techs have a hard time getting blood from me, whether it's from a vein or fleshy areas such as forearm. My A1C remained below 7.0% for 2 years, but recently hit 8.8% and I don't know why (except for tons of constant stress). I can't maneuver test strips without dropping them, and it takes 4-6 sticks to maybe get a speck of blood. Any ideas or suggestions that can help me? I've even had trouble with the Breeze 2 (the 10-strip unit).
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