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Old 06-17-2010, 05:05   #31
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Does it have to be your fingers?

I just pricked my finger and got a reading of 5.2.

Just for fun I tried to prick my butt cheeks but could not draw enough blood so I pricked my big toe and got a reading of 5.1.

I'll try my ear or something tomorrow.
No, doesn't need to be your finger, I don't think butt cheeks work!

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How the heck do you even REACH your butt cheeks?! OMG! I'd spring my spine so far outta alignment!




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The body has got a lot tighter the last six months Shanny!



When I asked about the prick test at diabetes school they said only the fingers and never squeeze (I always squeeze)

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Heheh! And it prob'ly isn't 65 years old like mine either!

I always apply slight pressure, if not exactly a "squeeze".

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I have a few fingers that I have to "milk" to get a decent drop of blood. Then I have a few fingers that always produce a good drop of blood. I don't see any harm in squeezing or milking to get a decent drop of blood.

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Ok
I asked this question at the hospital today and they said prick anywhere you want - as long as it draws blood it's ok to be used for testing.

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I asked this question at the hospital today and they said prick anywhere you want - as long as it draws blood it's ok to be used for testing.
That is good info! I guess you can use your butt checks!

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I asked this question at the hospital today and they said prick anywhere you want - as long as it draws blood it's ok to be used for testing.
That's my opinion too.

I haven't pricked a finger for years. The outside of the thigh is my favorite place. I get blood a lot easier and no pain at all.

I could see jabbing something sharp into a fingertip if there is some huge advantage. Otherwise, why would anyone want to do that?

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It sounds like a lot of people don't know about this pdf. alternate testing sites

It's from a site for medical professionals but they have such an interesting news letter. If you just kid them around a tiny bit you can sign up for it. It does have a bit of technical vocabulary, but not much. Mostly it is quite straightforward.

I haven't stabbed a finger since I read the pdf. Really good info. It is also quite short, just a couple of pages and a lot of that is diagrams.

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are you pricking on the side of your fingers or tips.I just learned to prick on the side its less painful.

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