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Old 12-22-2018, 00:54   #21
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HA HA HA

Some of this stuff reminds me of an old Joan Rivers joke.............


Americans are SO lazy, that we are the only people on earth who will stand in front of a microwave and yell "HURRY UP"!!!!

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HA HA HA

Some of this stuff reminds me of an old Joan Rivers joke.............


Americans are SO lazy, that we are the only people on earth who will stand in front of a microwave and yell "HURRY UP"!!!!
She sure was something. Someone asked her if she exercised. She replied, "Oh, hell no. If God wanted me to bend down, he would have put diamonds on the floor."

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She sure was something. Someone asked her if she exercised. She replied, "Oh, hell no. If God wanted me to bend down, he would have put diamonds on the floor."

Yeah, I loved her! I even got to see her close up and in person at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas back in 1994. She was AWESOME!!!!!


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My new Accu-Chek meter...it's just a giant mosquito. Just a giant mosquito! *Takes a deep breath*

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My new Accu-Chek meter...it's just a giant mosquito. Just a giant mosquito! *Takes a deep breath*
Hmmmm.

Does your Dr. tell you where you need to get the "mosquito" to "bite", or can you pick any place?

I know a lot of people think your fingers are the only places you can "get bit", but I use the fatty part of my palm. I don't feel it, and it heals over pretty fast, considering I don't heal as fast I used to. Thing is, I have to have the lancet turned all the way for maximum depth.....which still isn't too deep and I still don't feel it.

I've also read you can get it off your upper leg or thigh.
I have a spot on my upper leg thats always been numb all of my life. Once my palms have been used up, I will switch to that.


Also.....if I get a paper cut or accidentally prick myself during the day, I will grab my meter and test some blood that way too.

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Does your Dr. tell you where you need to get the "mosquito" to "bite", or can you pick any place?
Many meters are designed to do this; they call it "alternate site testing". PhoenixFire should check if her Accu-Chek does this (even my $20 Target meter does so I would think it would, if it's newer, but it pays to be sure). The paperwork that came with the meter will say; so will the Accu-Chek Web site.

The thing to watch with alternate site testing is that changes in blood glucose levels show up faster in the fingertips than in other parts of the body. This can be an issue if you're testing after a hypoglycemic low, but nobody here is there right now.

Alternate site readings also can be a little "off" compared to fingertip testing, but test both at the same time for a little while and you'll know if it is off and by roughly how much.

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There is a bigger delay in the readings doing alternate site testing. Your lancing device may have a clear attachment that came with it for this purpose, my last 3 new meters did not come with the attachment for their lancing devices.

I used to do my forearms when I first started testing, but now its finger tips all the time. Most of the time it is on the side of the finer tip and occasionally it is the actual tips. Majority of the time it is painless, but every now and then there is an ouch.

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Hmmmm.

Does your Dr. tell you where you need to get the "mosquito" to "bite", or can you pick any place?

I know a lot of people think your fingers are the only places you can "get bit", but I use the fatty part of my palm. I don't feel it, and it heals over pretty fast, considering I don't heal as fast I used to. Thing is, I have to have the lancet turned all the way for maximum depth.....which still isn't too deep and I still don't feel it.

I've also read you can get it off your upper leg or thigh.
I have a spot on my upper leg thats always been numb all of my life. Once my palms have been used up, I will switch to that.


Also.....if I get a paper cut or accidentally prick myself during the day, I will grab my meter and test some blood that way too.
The Accu-Chek recommends the finger but it also mentions other places, I think. It doesn't hurt all that much. I'm just being a big baby right now.

That's a funny story about the paper cut.

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Many meters are designed to do this; they call it "alternate site testing". PhoenixFire should check if her Accu-Chek does this (even my $20 Target meter does so I would think it would, if it's newer, but it pays to be sure). The paperwork that came with the meter will say; so will the Accu-Chek Web site.

The thing to watch with alternate site testing is that changes in blood glucose levels show up faster in the fingertips than in other parts of the body. This can be an issue if you're testing after a hypoglycemic low, but nobody here is there right now.

Alternate site readings also can be a little "off" compared to fingertip testing, but test both at the same time for a little while and you'll know if it is off and by roughly how much.
The Accu-Chek pen looks like something that can poke anywhere. I might prick my middle finger sometimes so the index can get a break.

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Quick question: Approximately how many prickings can I do before a needle becomes dull?

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