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Question:

From San Marcos, California, USA:

Where am I allowed to test my blood?

Answer:

I assume you are asking what part of the body to use to check your blood sugar. The most common site used is the fingertip. Previously the earlobes were used frequently, but not too many people use this site now. In very young children with diabetes we use their toes, but we would not recommend this for adults and older children. Bayer makes a product called Microlet Vaculance which allows you to use other sites, however it would be difficult to use this device with a meter which requires a hanging drop of blood onto a test pad in the meter. Please speak to your own diabetes care provider for individual advice and to show the exact spot to use for blood glucose monitoring.

LM

Original posting 25 Apr 1999
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections

  
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