From Paducah, Kentucky, USA:
I am 63 year old diabetic (Type 1), and have been using a major brand meter to check my blood sugar. My work places me in the jungles of South America and the Andes. The meter has been great and has taken a work-out, but unfortunately it requires a rather large drop of blood. Another brand of meter appears to be the answer. As you get older, it appears to get harder in obtaining a good size drop of blood to get the meter to work properly. Do you have any advise on the other brand, especially for the areas where I work?
- If you're not already on aspirin, starting it would make it easier to bleed (and help protect your health). See Should People with Diabetes take Aspirin?
- If your present meter is working, don't swap. Get a second meter of your new brand. Then use them both for a while. Then decide about whether to take the new one to the jungles.
Original posting 28 Mar 1998
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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