Saturday, August 06, 2005

I'm Diabetic, and This is My Meter

I haven't gone through the finger pricking and blood sugar testing on here yet. Well, this is my meter, a One-Touch Ultra. It's half the size of my cell phone and gives results in five seconds. It also stores (I think) 100 blood sugar values.
The meter uses a small drop of blood on a test strip. To get the blood, you need a finger pricker. I really don't understand what all the fuss is about on TV, with people talking about finger pricking hurting. I never found it painful, but I think you have to adjust the pricker to the right depth. Besides, you prick your finger so many times calouses develop. It really is no big deal.
Final picture: the tiny drop of blood to put on the test strip. With the new meters, you need less and less blood, so that is an improvement. I'm sure it helps a lot of people, especially children. It has just never bothered me to prick my finger.


Patty said...

I just spent 22 minutes moving a desk so I could plug in my camera and get my pictures. I'm not complaining though. I've had thsi camera sincxe Xmas ans only last night did I download the software. Thanks for giving me the motivation to do it, Candice! Oh, and it never bothered me to prick my finger. I'm sre some people are really sensitve and it does hurt them but I've never had that problem.

Patty said...

Did I post that at 3AM?! What's up with the typos???