From where do you or your child usually get blood for blood glucose tests?
If you primarily use an alternate site, vote for that site
More than two fingertips
Fleshy part of the hand
Total votes: 596
From where do you or your child usually get blood for blood glucose tests?Poll dates: April 25 - May 2, 2004
Total Votes: 596
Frequent blood glucose monitoring provides essential data for managing diabetes. The only problem is that fingertip blood testing hurts for many people. Slightly more than two-thirds of people who responded to this poll report using two or more fingertips for blood testing. One out of ten (10%) report using the forearm, which has fewer nerve endings and can be less painful than fingertip testing.
To help with the pain of fingertip testing, meter makers are designing products that allow alternate site testing. In a poll from January 2003, over one-third (36%) of people report using alternate sites for at least some blood testing. If you're in the market for a new blood glucose meter, it's something to consider.
The table below shows how our readers have answered this poll over the past two years.
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 15:37:46
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