Don't Get Stuck With Pain ( Diabetes )

Don’t Get Stuck With Pain ( Diabetes )

Testing blood glucose levels at home is important for good control, yet it can be a pain in the fingers. But there are ways to soften the stick:
Choose the right lancet. If you don’t use one already, test-drive a fine or ultra-fine gauge lancet.

Get a good sample. Nothing is more frustrating than getting an inadequate blood sample and having to re-stick. Wash your hands in warm water and rub them together to get blood circulating before testing.
Try the alternatives. An alternative site meter that allows you to test on the forearm or other locations may be an option.

Numb it. If pain is really an issue for you or your child, try numbing the area with ice first. You can also speak with your doctor about a topical anesthetic cream.

B-man :wink: