By dhs Latest Reply 2010-08-22 09:52:20 -0500
Started 2010-08-21 22:38:52 -0500

I am new at both diabetes and blogs - so if I do something offensive, I will apologize in advance and assure everybody it was not intentional. I was diagnosed and told that I've probably been diabetic for several years without knowing it.
Anyway the questions. Anybody know the purpose of the swipe of the first drop? Also is there a difference in arterial versus veinous blood in testing? (darker versus brighter blood for testing - will they test the same…)


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Harlen 2010-08-22 09:52:20 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
If you affend somone here we take your post and send it too the internet cops and they beat you with a wet fether and force you to eat good food and test your bs and keep your blood sugar's good so watch it lol
It will take time to get it all down I know it was a long time for me to get it down and I am still lerning and its ben five years.I keep my numbers good
and try to eat right and thats the hard thing for me. I love food and as a chef
I can cook lol so it is a job lol
Start by taking little steps .
Best wishes

MAYS 2010-08-21 23:43:07 -0500 Report

Hello and Welcome to Diabetic Connect, no apologies needed.
I believe that a bit of clarification is needed here.
First of all, you are not testing blood that is currently flowing directly in either your veins or arteries, by injecting into, or taking blood from, just a quick "prick" of the finger (or forearm) is needed for a drop of blood.

Not related to diabetes:
Arterial versus veinous blood in testing should give different results in testing depending on what is being sought, based on fresh blood which has been oxygenated (arteries) from the lungs, or filtered (veins) from the liver and kidneys.