Have trouble getting a good blood sample for self-testing? These tips may help.
Warm your hands. Rinsing your hands in warm water and rubbing them dry can improve circulation for a better sample.
Shake it up. Shake your hands up and down before lancing to get the circulation going.
Stay soft. Keep your hands and fingers soft with regular moisturizing to make lancing easier.
Stick the sides. Lance the side of the fingertip rather than the top. It's less painful and if you gently push on the fingerpad so that the sides push out, you can get a better sample.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
Basil and Tomato Dressing Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pie Green Beans and Walnuts Pan-Seared Scallops Mixed Greens with Vinegar Dressing Portobello Parmesan All That Jazz Seasoning Tamale Squares Santa's Pasta Salad Zucchini and Mushrooms Pizza
It’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the misconceptions and myths surrounding type 1 diabetes. I’m here to set the record straight on some of the myths as it relates to Christmas. Diabetes Christmas Myth #1 – Santa Claus only delivers toys to children with type 1 diabetes if their blood sugar is between 80 and 120. True. Diabetes Christmas Myth #2 – Before Prancer was selected as one of Santa’s reindeer, there was a reindeer named...