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Helpful hint for blood testing.

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Sinulae, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Sinulae

    Sinulae Type 2 · Newbie

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    Making sure hands are clean,
    Take a tissue
    Fold in half.
    Then fold bottom edges to the middle and run fingers along bottom crease to ensure it stays folded.
    Take top edge and fold forward down over to bottom edge.
    Press fingers along top crease to ensure it stays.
    You should have a long piece about 2.6 cm (1 inch)wide.
    While Holding both ends with thumb and middle fingers stretch left hand index finger (one next to thumb) to middle of tissue and bring both ends together .
    Firm well along creases to hold in place.
    It should now stay in place .
    Keep in with your testing kit and tear off a small piece at one end each time you test to wipe away blood.
    It is always there when you need so no more hunting for tissue or waste of complete tissue each time you text.
    When it gets towards end just fold another tissue ready to use.
    Hope that helps.
     
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  2. Dairygrade

    Dairygrade Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sinilae sounds like a good idea I will try this in future well done.
     
  3. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I just suck my finger! :)

    Edit: Welcome to the forum @Sinulae
     
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    #3 Prem51, Jul 9, 2017 at 3:05 PM
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  4. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    So do I.
     
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  5. Ann1982

    Ann1982 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Me too.
     
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  6. sally and james

    sally and james Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of the instruction for folding a Brownie's tie back in the 1960's! Probably got blood on that too.
    Sally
     
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  7. SockFiddler

    SockFiddler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sucking my finger is the sweetest thing I eat these days :)
     
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  8. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I wipe it in my pants if they're dark. Too many sticks, too much to fuss about. Sometimes I just wipe it on the palm of my other hand. I certainly wash my hands enough everyday!!
     
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  9. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    i'll join the finger suckers..
     
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  10. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Someone was bound to say it, you got there first, Prem!

    I do that with the strip too...don't want any excess blood messing things up when I leave them lying around on my desk at work. Oops, that's another bad habit.
     
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  11. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I am also a finger sucker. If I did the tissue thing I'd lose the will to live.
     
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  12. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If I just sucked my finger I would leave a trail of blood around the house/workshop for 10 minutes after every test! I wrap the pricked finger in a small piece of tissue and tuck the finger in my palm for a few minutes, as I go about my day.

    I don't like the taste of blood (it's a bit rusty for my palate) so a bit of tissue every time for me. Thanks for the folding tip, @Sinulae - perhaps I should adopt that approach rather than relying on the ubiquitous scrag end of tissue in my pocket!

    :)
     
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  13. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You suck the strip?! Gosh!
    o_O
     
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  14. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Snapsy, I'm pushing the limits here, I'm a rebel!
     
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  15. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Scott-C. Rebel maybe. Vampire definitely!!!!:yuck::yuck:.
     
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  16. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm quite fond of my OneTouch Delica lancing gadget, but am thinking about trying one of these critters instead:

    LadyOPic.jpg
     
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  17. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I suck mine, I don't want to waste any blood so I recycle it! :wacky:
     
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  18. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Sinulae ,

    A warm welcome to the forum!

    Don't let the "finger suckers" put you off. :) They're a lovely bunch of guys! :cool:

    I have to admit I'm a FS too..origami is not my thing?

    An odd story. I once dated a "Goth" girl who took an unhealthy interest in my practical "bloodletting."
    Start the car....
     
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  19. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is that a Spoonerism?
     
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  20. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Tissues are cheap here for Woolworths Select tissues $1.00 a box of 224.

    I cant be bothered to pigfrig around with folding them neatly, just grab one and soak the blood up.

    Not into that finger licking good stuff tho'. :D
     
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