sticking fingers

By shorty31 Latest Reply 2010-03-29 00:25:22 -0500
Started 2010-03-26 19:57:36 -0500

how many of you out there hate sticking your finger at least three times a day iknow i do. i have stuck my fingers so much two of them have a not on it i wish we didn't have to do this some times i don't i know i shouldn't but it hurts even when go to the doctor that one hurts the worst. you should see my dresser with all these bandages i have. but it something i have to do.

11 replies

Least 2010-03-29 00:25:22 -0500 Report

I can sympathize! I usually check at least 10 times day. It hurts and you get callouses after awhile, but, it's worth it! It's worth it for good control, I think to myself, at least I still have these fingers. Hang in there!


spiritwalker 2010-03-26 21:26:54 -0500 Report

I learned the old way. You take blood from each side and the center of the top of each finger. That is 3 draws per finger, than switch to the next
finger.I test 8-10 per day. When I get up, before and after each meal and
snack and before going to bed.

Kirla 2010-03-26 21:20:19 -0500 Report

I test 6-8 times a day and sometimes more than that. I have been testing for over a year now and have had no problems. I control my blood sugar by testing. No meds. I stopped eating foods that spiked my blood sugar.

I thank god everyday for the tools needed, to control my blood sugar. By testing before and after each meal I found what foods were spiking my blood sugar and stopped eating foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 40 points.

I wrote how I control my blood sugar here. Click on the link below.

My friend Alan wrote how to test your blood sugar in his blog. I recommend you read as much as you can. At least read what he recommends about how to test your blood sugar. Click on the link below.

Good luck

shorty31 2010-03-26 22:37:09 -0500 Report

thanks kevin now when i don't feel like sticking and i know i have to i can allways go back to your info.

GabbyPA 2010-03-26 21:17:40 -0500 Report

I get people who offer to have their fingers stuck for me, but alas...that is so not my blood, unfortunately. I have found that I work my way down the side of my fingers on one hand, then do the opposite side of the finger. Then I do my other hand, that way I at least have one good set of fingers for typing. LOL

Roy531 2010-03-26 21:09:44 -0500 Report

I don't know of anybody thay enjoys that, I have asked for volunteers at work but no takers yet. I use to stick mine 7 times a day now down to 4 sometimes more if I feel something is wrong. Don't have any knots on my fingers yet but some of them are callused Where I have to go deeper to get the blood No fun a tall

shorty31 2010-03-26 22:41:25 -0500 Report

i know what you mean i feel for the ones who do the needles. sometime i watch my husband give himself the needles and watch stick his finger just like it don't faze him. he just do it.

Harlen 2010-03-26 21:09:13 -0500 Report

Yep I hate it but I need to keep on top of my BS so I will do what I must
I test on my arms too from time to time
Best wishes

shorty31 2010-03-26 22:43:26 -0500 Report

now thats the first time i have ever heard that one that cool i have enough fat to where i shouldn't feel it so much thanks.