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Trouble Getting Enough Blood To Test From The Finger Prick. I Have The One Touch And I’ve Never Tested Before Yesterday.

Trouble Getting Enough Blood To Test From The Finger Prick. I Have The One Touch And I’ve Never Tested Before Yesterday.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

You can use the dial on the bottom of the Lancet stick to make the point go a bit deeper #1-5. Very useful tip is to prick your finger on the side close to the finger nail (1/4 " away, not right at nail)...never in the middle of the finger pad.as that really hurts. After you prick the finger just squeeze and you should be able to raise a good drop. You really need very little to get a reading.. i use the same one and find certain positions on different fingers have various results. Try to use a few different sites , not the same finger every day.. hope this helps

posted about 4 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Be sure you're drinking enough water.

posted almost 4 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Agreed mines set at 3 but setting it higher or switching to side of finger is good

posted almost 4 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I find by warming up my finger helps with a good drop of blood etype2 that maybe you need to dial up a higher number to penetrate a bit more

posted about 4 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

running hands under warm water help to improve flow

posted about 4 years ago
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