Checking blood sugar

By JennaG Latest Reply 2011-01-02 07:38:15 -0600
Started 2010-04-02 17:40:45 -0500

I use different fingers to check my sugar. This helps with callouses. I am finally use to sticking myself. I wish there was a less painful way to check ones sugar.

4 replies

Anonymous 2010-04-03 15:23:08 -0500 Report

The only thing I have found to help (in 30 years plus of sticking myself) is to change over to the Multiclix lancet that allows the depth of penetration of the needle to be controlled. Using a meter that requires far less blood than my last meter (new one is Accuchek Aviva) and experimenting with the Multiclix I found the shallowest depth for needle penetration and has that ever helped eliminate (most) of the discomfort of finger pricks. I also waste a lot less of my precious blood..LOL

Miminv 2010-04-02 22:30:13 -0500 Report

I hear you. I can't stand it when I hit a finger that sends pain running through my whole body. I keep a log of my levels and what hand, finger and outside or inside of the finger. So I start with the left, first finger, inside (L1I or L1O) this helps my fingers heal longer. I do one hand inside and outerside and then switch, that makes 10 checks per hand. I tried the arm and that was hard to do. Also my doctor said no you will not get the same results. So I went home and did a finger and the arm at the same time and the dr was right it was 40 off the arm was lower. So be careful with arm checks.
And can someone please invent a meter that hovers over the skin and gets our sugars. Geez, all this tech stuff and we are still stabbing our fingers.

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