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Old 06-11-2013, 09:37   #1
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Hi There, I am a type 1 and am very concerned that my little one will get it from me. There is no way to know unless I test him. I have failed to test him 3 times, even in his sleep. I am wondering if there is an easier method to prick the little one's fingers. Tips anyone?

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Hi There, I am a type 1 and am very concerned that my little one will get it from me. There is no way to know unless I test him. I have failed to test him 3 times, even in his sleep. I am wondering if there is an easier method to prick the little one's fingers. Tips anyone?
you should pick on the side of your finger .

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as Jame said on the side of the finger tip

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I hope I remember this correctly:

In one of his teleseminars, Dr. Bernstein talked about this. He suggested using the alternate testing location top to the lancing device, and using it on the child's butt when they are asleep. He said they are usually unaware that it has even happened. I think he may have been suggesting this for a diabetic child, to see if they have gone too low during the night, but it seems to me (as a non-insulin dependent Type 2) that it may also work as a random test just to check.

I'll try to find that part of the recording and correct if I do not remember this right.

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If he has a doctor appointment soon, you could ask them to help you do it. They can maybe do it quickly, as to where he really won't be bothered by it.

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Hi There, I am a type 1 and am very concerned that my little one will get it from me. There is no way to know unless I test him. I have failed to test him 3 times, even in his sleep. I am wondering if there is an easier method to prick the little one's fingers. Tips anyone?
Does your little one have T1? Is he showing symptoms?

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Yah, just tried testing on the side, it is really much better ... Thanks guys for the suggestion.

Marshagolightly, he is not diagnosed with big D...He is 44 months old. He drinks more than usual nowadays and he wet his pants a few times(he is also one kind who does not like toilet outside and have to hold his urge if we happened to be outside). I have tested him a few times before the "symptoms" and the highest random was 6 .8mmol/L (3hrs after his milk) and 6.3mmol/L fasting. Other times were ok,ie. Between 4.5 mmol/L to 5.5mmol/L.

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