Where do poke yourself for testing?

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Chaul22
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   Posted 8/5/2016 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
They are, but you can't always trust the reading alone. The device asked me to get a calibration reading once or twice a day, but still it was off since it's not actually measuring from blood but from tissue. Under 2.2 mmol/l I should have been lights out even though I am known to be up and about even with readings lower than that...

Lanie G
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   Posted 8/5/2016 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
There are therapy animals that can detect low blood sugar. A dog could go to work with you! And there have been stories of family cats that have woken up their owners because they detected serious lows.
yeah
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Chaul22
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   Posted 8/5/2016 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
That could be, but I tend to wake up on my own if my bgl ever hit too low and lately it's been difficult for me to even fall asleep while blood glucose was still low. I used to be able to force myself to sleep regardless and that's when I got into trouble.

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   Posted 9/1/2016 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the OneTouch set to 5 and I use the top side of my pinkie.
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Lanie G
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   Posted 9/1/2016 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jimbo, it's interesting that we can use so many different areas of the fingers. I haven't tried the top side of the pinkie but in my mind, I would think it would hurt compared to where I test, which is either the sides or the pads of eight fingers. I have never tried the thumbs. :-)
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