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How important is alternate site (non-finger tip) blood glucose testing for you or your child?

 
     

Very important

 
 

47%

 

286

 
     

Somewhat important

 
 

21%

 

133

 
     

Not very important

 
 

14%

 

89

 
     

Not important at all

 
 

14%

 

86

 
     

I don't know

 
 

1%

 

12

 
 

How important is alternate site (non-finger tip) blood glucose testing for you or your child?

Poll dates: July 1 - 8, 2001
Total Votes: 606

With many blood glucose meters now requiring very little blood, alternate site testing has become viable. Most new meters have been approved for alternate site -- meaning non-finger tip -- testing. As our poll shows, most people feel this is important. Almost half feel that alternate site testing is very important.

If you're thinking about switching from finger tip testing to an alternate site, talk with your diabetes team about the proper technique. Therasense, maker of the FreeStyle meter, recommends rubbing the testing area to bring fresh blood to the surface before testing. As you move to an alternate site, you'll want to be sure you're testing correctly.

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