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Re: [IP] Guitar playing diabetics

Although the arm is OK the blood goes to the fingers first, the arm testing
might be a little
off. Ever notice the small print at the bottom of those commercials....


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>I can hardly consider myself great and it is sometimes months before I pick
>up a guitar.  So, I am not speaking from recent experience.
>Some guitar playing will build calluses on your finger pads.  (remember the
>line in the Beatles, "Helter Skelter"?  "I've got blisters on my fingers!"
>But, BB King is diabetic and in fact is fronting a glucose monitor because
>he says it doesn't hurt and he will test more often if it doesn't hurt.
>I understand about the arm thing.  I've been diabetic for about 30 years now
>and think the same way about testing using a forearm.
>Good luck
>> Any other guitarists out there?  Do you still do your
>> blood tests in your fingers?  I've heard of doing it
>> in the arm (where?), but that sounds wrong somehow...
>> --Brian
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