Thank you for your reponses re: fear of needles

pmg - 18722
By pmg - 18722 Latest Reply 2008-07-13 00:05:27 -0500
Started 2008-07-06 07:03:27 -0500

Thank you all for your response to my concern re: needles. It is nice to know that you all are a click away. I have also heard about a way to test without pricking yourself ( a friend mentioned it a few days ago) but I have no idea what the device is called. One of you mentioned the feelings in the feet and hands. I seldom feel that tingling in my hands but I have felt it quite frequently in my feet ( I tell my husband my feet are asleep). I hate it. I feel like I can't walk for a couple of minutes. Is this something I should mention to my doctor?
Anyway, I want to thank you all for your prayers and support.


4 replies

jupton1
jupton1 2008-07-06 13:35:23 -0500 Report

I also have that feeling in my toes & hands.It usualy tells me that my sugar is a bit to high,I take 800 IBP & try to tough it out.I told my Dr,she wanted to put me on more meds so I told her no way..JU

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-07-06 12:31:55 -0500 Report

Yes, you want to talk to your doctor about your feet. It could be the start of diabetic neuropothay. There are some discussions here about it, but you doctor can guide you best.
My tingly toes are what prompted me to test myself. I knew it could be a symptom, and unfortunately for me, it was. I am currently taking Evening Primrose Oil to help and getting your husband to give you a foot massage once in a while is always nice. I find it relieves my prickly feeling. Keep the circulation going.

DiabetesDiva
DiabetesDiva 2008-07-06 08:15:22 -0500 Report

My niece worked for Pelikan Technologies. They developed the Pelikan Sun, which incudes a disk of 50 lancets. During development, my niece was used as a guinea pig because she is terrified of needles. She said it did not hurt at all. My niece is now in Law school and wants to focus on health law. She's been a great supporter of managing my diabetes.
Good luck!

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