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Old 02-23-2019, 18:06   #1
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I hate finger pricking it hurts like H. Iíd like to try my palm but I donít know if I can use the same meter and lancet. Currently, I am using the One Touch Ultra 2 and the One Touch Delica lancet (Delica my ass). Thanks.

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Originally Posted by higgledy View Post
I’d like to try my palm but I don’t know if I can use the same meter and lancet.
According to the Ultra 2 user guide (you should have one or it's on the OneTouch Web site), you can.

However, "alternate sites" like your palm register changes in blood glucose slower than the fingertips, so if you're going hypo or checking after eating glucose after a hypo, you won't get the most accurate reading from your palm (or forearm or thigh or wherever). For times like those you're best off using your fingertips.

Oh, and your palm likely has thinner skin than your fingertips at this point, so you may need to dial back your lancet a little.

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Are you doing the end of the finger tip? Try on the side of your finger, there are a few less nerves. Also start out on the smallest setting, if you can get blood at a 1 setting there should also be less pain.

I used my forearm for a long time, until I heard about it being less painful on the side of the finger tip.

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I too am suspect no one told you 'do not use the tip of the finger'! That is one of the most sensitive places on your body! Yet the sides of the fingers are not at all as sensitive...

For me I do not change lancets until they begin to hurt, which takes a few days. Also, I use the #1 setting on my lancet devise, which controls the depth of the stick. Finally, do not use any alcohol to clean the injection site, it can increase the pain and over time actually toughens the skin. Instead wash your hands in warm water using soap, the warm water increases blood flow and of course the soap and water protects from infection or irritation from bacteria. Be sure to dry your hands well before testing as even a little moister on the finger will give a misreading on your meter.

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