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Re: [IP] Sore inger relief



Michelle,
               I've been a diabetic for over 21 yr.  I used to use the one
touch also, had the bruising too. During a visit to the hospital ( or should
I say a stay ) I discovered the Accu-chek Advantage.  (That's what they
used.)  It uses a strip called the Accu-chek Comfort Curve.  A small amount
of blood is used , the strip kas a curved side that the blood goes into.  I
say into because it almost sucks it in, like a straw, filling p the tiny
cup-like square.  It allows you 15 sec to get the amount of blood needed
onto the strip.  The meter comes with a lancet pen that allows you to set
the depth you need to get blood drawn.  No more "slicing " the fingers!  The
only number I have is for Customer Care...but I'm sure they'd be more than
happy to help you out with any info. ( 1-800-858-8072 ) or maybe the
Diabetic teaching nurse at your hospital.  That's how I got mine ...FREE!
Something to think abou.  Hope I helped.
                          Sherri
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Bender, M. D." <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2000 1:05 AM
Subject: [IP] Sore inger relief


> Michelle writes: I need your help, I have been using the one touch to test
> my sugar's, but
> my finger tips bruise easily.  So I hate doing it.  Do you have any tips,
> or very good meters?
>
> Thanks,
> Michele  pumping 1 year/diabetic for 15
> ----------------------------------snip----------------------
> Bayer who bought out Ames sells a stabber called the Vaculance. You put it
> tightly on your arm or leg and push in the plunger which stabs you with
its
> poke. and t the same time produces a vacuum which sucks a small drop of
> blood to the surface. If you use a strip which wicks up blood by capillry
> action like the glucometer elite or the precision exrra which uses a tiny
> drop. The company sends a detailed instruction sheet on its use. You must
> not use it on your fingers. Spot and Christine
>
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