meeters new no pricking fingers

By mamaoak Latest Reply 2009-05-07 07:03:33 -0500
Started 2009-04-27 18:03:47 -0500

they are supposed to be comming out in june in the U. s. no intrusive inforfed used for reading jut put your finger in and it reads your finger nail.

17 replies

cyncyn 2009-05-01 20:25:19 -0500 Report

If these are acqurate, would'nt that be great! A little,no, a lot less pain. This would be absolutely wonderful!

gabbisgrandma 2009-05-07 07:03:33 -0500 Report

What a wonderful idea!!! My poor finger tips are so scarred from years and years of getting poked!!! I have to test 3-4 times a day, and no matter how often I switch fingers, it adds up over time! I will definitely be watching for this when it's available!!!!!

Bunny - 34397
Bunny - 34397 2009-04-28 22:21:27 -0500 Report

I have both the one you prick on the finger and the one you prick on the arm. I have tested both at on time and they were only a couple of points off. No biggie.

I have a Freestyle meter.

mamaoak 2009-05-01 12:10:34 -0500 Report

well i have four all read differntly two were more than 20 points off and that is a big difference to me. and especialy if you are doing the sliding scale and give insulin according to your numbers.

kdroberts 2009-05-01 19:52:22 -0500 Report

The results you get will differ depending on what your body is doing. Blood from the fingertips is "up to date" and will give you a reading withing the accepted accuracy range of what your blood sugar is at that point in time. Alternate testing sites can lag behind by up to 20 minutes or so. If you are testing for hypoglycemia or insulin timings then alternate site testing may not be the best thing as it may not be reading your current BG.

All meters have an error range. The majority of tests on most meters will be within 5-10% of your blood sugar but you will get the odd few that are within 20%. That can be a big difference but it's the trade off to get convenient and cheap home meters.

I have read about the wristwatch bloodless glucose monitor and all the problems they've had but not one that reads from the fingernails. Interesting.

Desdemona 2009-04-27 18:09:12 -0500 Report

I've always wondered why , if oxygen saturation can be measured through the fingers, BGs couldn't. The last time I remember reading anything about this type of meter- they were being used in Great Britian and were about the size of a shoebox.

mamaoak 2009-04-27 18:41:57 -0500 Report

i think they are smaller now not sure though i think it is better have one for home and take a small pricking one when your out. saves your fingers

Judimar 2009-04-27 18:08:20 -0500 Report

Oh I'd be interested in reading about those. Any idea where I can look for more info?

2009-04-27 18:15:42 -0500 Report

Me too, I'd love to know more about it. I'm going to my Endo on Friday, if we don't find out, I'll ask him about it!
Thanks Cathy! Angie

mamaoak 2009-04-27 18:37:35 -0500 Report

well i asked my dr but not my specilist let me know what he says. the gp dr said they where not accurate but i think he has a monoply on test strips. even so i would like one can test with both would save on pricking the finger all the time. even those wones read different i have four and tested all of them all at once and i got different readings on all of them. so beats me what he is talking about. i know they are maid in hong kong i was going to call one of my friends thier to get one.