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Which Finger?

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by dtennant9, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6 years is probably too late to reply, but I am another one who finds the sides hurt more. My left hand fingertips are possibly a little callused from years of mandolin and banjo, so that might be why, but I tend to go for the tip, slightly off centre, with the first choice digit being the ring finger.
     
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    Lainie71 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ouch doesn't that hurt more than fingers or am I just being a whimp
     
  3. Lainie71

    Lainie71 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nothing like trying to scare the living **** out of a person eh - what happened to bedside manner :rolleyes:
     
  4. jonathan183

    jonathan183 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Dr Bernstein's diabetes solution shows side of fingers (around the tip but not on the pad) but also top side of fingers between first and 2nd knuckle - I never managed to get the top side of fingers to work but might work for you. He also shows little finger and thumb ... tried the little finger but it hurt more than others so did not do that again :(

    Any time I have been to hospital they insist on doing the middle of the pad and that hurts :(
     
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    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use all fingers and thumbs to get samples, I start with the thumb and work through the fingers. I then go to the next hand and rinse and repeat. I find this gives the fingers / thumbs time to recover.

    Last time I was in hospital, I got the nurses to use my Fastclix lancing device instead of the thingy they used.
     
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