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Meter has arrived what setting

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by JessT24, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. JessT24

    JessT24 Type 2 · Active Member

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    macdeut Type 2 · Active Member

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    I only got mine yesterday and the instructions said for normal fingers, not too calluses to set at about 3, so that is what I did. Seems to be OK for me.
     
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    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    I have mine set at 2. Try there first. The higher the number the more the pin will stick in
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And what's your first BG result Jess?
     
  5. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    Do you think she is trying to stop the bleeding?
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ..........she thought she was thick skinned and so set it to 9..........blood everywhere, except on the test strip! LOL
     
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    carraway Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Use the side of your finger, less painful. Lowest number that gives you a result.
     
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    Welshman1952 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I play acoustic guitar a lot so I have mine set to max and even then I often have to impale myself a couple of times before the red stuff pops out.

    Sent from my Hudl 2 using Diabetes.co.uk Forum mobile app
     
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    I use the lowest setting (1/2) on my lancing device. Try starting at the lowest and then increasing it each time until you get a suitable drop of blood.
     
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