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From which part of your body do you or your child obtain blood to check blood sugar?

 
      One finger  
  7%   84  
      Two fingers  
  7%   78  
      Three or more fingers  
  79%   885  
      Ear lobes  
  1%   13  
      Feet  
  1%   21  
      Arms  
  1%   18  
      Other  
  1%   8  
 

From which part of your body do you or your child obtain blood to check blood sugar?

Poll dates: March 12 - 19, 2000
Total Votes: 1,107

When you think of blood glucose tests, you usually think of sticking a fingertip with a lancet to get the blood. Unfortunately, fingertips are very sensitive and the sticks can hurt. Most people -- 79% in fact -- report using multiple fingers for getting blood. Some use fewer fingers, which allows calluses to build up that can reduce the pain of the stick. Parents of very young children sometimes use the heel of the foot or an ear lobe instead of their baby's tiny fingertips.

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