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Blood glucose testing

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Stephanie 1233, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Stephanie 1233

    Stephanie 1233 · Well-Known Member

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    What other areas can you test your blood sugar levels?
     
  2. vic hill

    vic hill Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    normal finger s on side both sides were you can get to easy
    and if you could but you i hope would never havre seen this done
    many many years ago when going to hospital clinic we had person called mr smith would take it from your lob on the ears rember being TOLD RUB your ear lobs anyone else seen this done my was from 1957 till 2008
    vic say safe
     
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    mouseee · Well-Known Member

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    If its hurting, change the lancet! It's like a whole new world with a new one!
    Sides of fingers far less sensitive than tip or pad.
     
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  4. Stephanie 1233

    Stephanie 1233 · Well-Known Member

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    I change the lancet every time I test I just wonders if their was other places to test :) .
     
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    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    MarkMunday Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you you using your thumbs?
     
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    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I found that sides of the lower part of fingers are less painful and work well for me.
    I started by testing 6 times per day i.e. before and 2hrs after every meal, until I knew which foods to avoid.
    After that I only tested occasionally or when I was eating something new.
    At first I would change lancets every 1 or 2 days, now I go for weeks with the same one since it is used so infrequently. I have even seen people joke about changing lancet every St Swithin's day!
     
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