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Extracting blood for testing

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Type2_2000, May 25, 2013.

  1. Type2_2000

    Type2_2000 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    This last week I've been finding it really hard to extract enough blood for testing. I use the deepest setting on my lance and I still just get a small drop. It's a bit annoying cos I've wasted a couple of test strips and as a type 2 those strips are rare and precious!

    Thanks in advance.


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  2. garythegob

    garythegob · Well-Known Member

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    hi ya, I always make sure my hands are nice and warm before testing, and I also flex my hand like making a fist and open hand a few times, never have any problems that way

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  3. Type2_2000

    Type2_2000 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi! Thanks for the advice - it worked a treat! My reading was 5.4, by the way, so all is good!


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  4. garythegob

    garythegob · Well-Known Member

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    glad to have been of some help:grin:

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