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Does one of your fingers hurt more??

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by xendistar, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. xendistar

    xendistar Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When I test my BS I use each finger in turn for both pre and post meal testing (testing on either side of the ball of the finger). But on one finger on my left hand it is more painful than the others (the finger next to my thumb), is it normal to have a finger which is more painful? I am not talking agonising pain but simply it is several time more painful than when the test is done on any of my other fingers.
     
  2. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't have one finger that hurtsmore doing the test, but I do have one that seems to remain more painful afterwards
     
  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    They advise that you don't use your index fingers and thumbs ( can't remember why), but if a finger hurts then it's best left alone until the finger heals.
     
  4. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes, I don't use my right index finger any more now, because after a few initial stabs it seemed to be much more sensitive than the others. My left one I've never used anyway as I'm left handed, and use it a lot, so didn't want to risk any "issues"! In general I find I can get more blood more easily from my right hand.

    Robbity
     
  5. adrian207

    adrian207 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's because they are the digits you use to pick things up. I got told the same thing.:)
     
  6. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    All mine hurt equally, except my thumbs, which I do use.
     
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  7. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I've never tried my thumbs, possibly because read something here or elsewhere about not using these and index fingers - after I began testing.

    Since as a type 2 I'm "NOT SUPPOSED TO TEST" I never got any medical advice as to how it should be done.:wideyed::nurse:

    Robbity
     
  8. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I gave up last night I had 4 attempts, wasted 2 strips and decided enough!! We're having our boiler replaced so have no heating and my hands are cold at the best of times. I'm not even going to attempt it until the heating and hot water are back on later today particularly as, with workmen in the kitchen etc, food wise it will probably be a slightly carby sandwich for lunch so I know what affects that may have anyway!
     
  9. Nuthead

    Nuthead Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't use this one.
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    You could get a false reading. :)
     
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    AlexMBrennan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I find that I get the most blood and least pain from the outside of the little finger, which means that all the others hurt more
     
  11. Kezzer4321

    Kezzer4321 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your are so naughty nuthead....but funny lol
     
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