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Re: [IP] Blood Testing

Thanks for the information.  I haven't aquired a new meter in recent years
and need to take a trip to the med store.


At 07:47 PM 11/26/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I have found the softclix boehringer mannheim lancet device much more
>comfortable than the Lifescan device I used for years.  The softclick
>lancets are much thinner and are supposedly designed to minimize
>side-to-side movement, which reduces pain (for me at least).  The downside
>is that I have very hard skin on all my fingers from years of testing and I
>am already using the next-to-highest depth setting on the device.  Its
>adjustable but when I get to setting 5 there's no place else to go.
>On another matter - this device came with my new Accu-check complete meter
>which seems o.k. -- it gives identicle readings that my lifescan gives in
>side-to-side tests.  The real flaw I have noticed, however, is with the
>Accu-chek "comfort" curve strips.  They are designed to use very little
>blood and they "suck up the blood" when you touch the side of the strip,
>which works great, but the "curve" on the strip is on the right side and
>when it goes into the machine there is no real way to use blood from your
>left hand without turning the machine around.  It gets a little cumbersome.
>Maybe I'm just using these strips wrong.
>The above posting is not intended to initiate a "which meter" or "which
>strip" war.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Carl Baker <email @ redacted>
>To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
>Date: Wednesday, November 25, 1998 7:30 PM
>Subject: [IP] Blood Testing
>>The most anxiety that I'm experiencing regarding starting on the insulin
>>pump is going from 2-3 blood sugar tests a day to 4-6.  I hate testing due
>>to inconvenience and often sore fingers.  I'm concerned that I may do less
>>testing than recommended.  Any suggestions out there?  I use a spring
>>pen type lancet holder.  Maybe there's a less painful method?  Or maybe the
>>improved blood sugar levels will be incouragement enough?  Words of
>>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/