Hi Susan and welcome to HeallingWell. I hope your surgery is successful and that you make a full recovery.
If you have pre-diabetes (I figure that was a typo in your post?), I guess you are not on meds, so it might not be crucial if you do test somewhere other than your fingers. Tests on the fingers give the newest/latest blood sugar levels at the moment. Tests on other places on the body like the thighs, for example, give results of what the blood sugar was about
15 to 20 minutes prior to testing. This makes a big difference for type 1s and people who might be experiencing lows. If this doesn't apply to you, then clear this with your doctor.
You can ask your doctor's office or even the pharmacy for some help about
getting that drop of blood to test. I have not tested on the thigh so I don't have any experience with it.
I wish I could help more. Keep us updated. I'm glad you posted!
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/