Need to test? Talk to the hand!

307791b4-2647-11df-b61e-0017a4aa266a tip_078.Blood_GlucoseChoose a spot between the first joint and the nail, or between the first and second joints (avoiding the knuckles). Sticking these sites should be less painful and produce more blood than sticking the finger pads or tips, and it also prevents the calluses that tend to form on the fingertips when they are used repeatedly for testing. Warming your finger will also help make it easier to get blood for the sample. Make sure the testing site is clean and dry, and remember to rotate testing sites to prevent calluses from forming!

Tip of the Day courtesy of Dr. Richard Bernstein, author of Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution.

Reviewed by Jason C. Baker, MD. 10/11

See All Tips.

]]>

Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

All content on dLife.com is created and reviewed in compliance with our editorial policy.

More On This Topic

No items are associated with this tag
49 Views 0 comments
by Carey Potash
Yesterday was pretty horrible. Today is better. So far … Yesterday morning’s Dexcom graph was Mount Kilimanjaro. Today we have a dorsal fin, jutting out of the water at about 200 before descending into a connect-the-dots shark. He appears to be 63 at lunchtime versus three-hundred-something yesterday. Not perfect, but it never is. Charlie’s teacher and the nurse mentioned that he didn’t look like himself yesterday. He had taken too many body blows from diabetes...