Prick your finger at the sides as its less painful that at the tip or at the pads, so prick it on the sides, just here. Give a little squeeze – not too hard. If you squeeze too hard, prick your finger again. Just check the machine is on before you put the blood onto the strip.
Where do they draw blood for glucose test?
AST (Alternate Site Testing) means using a part of the body other than the fingertips to obtain blood for blood sugar testing. This may include taking a blood sample from anywhere other than the fingertips, including the palm, the upper forearm, the abdomen, the calf and the thigh.
Do you have to poke your finger to check blood sugar?
This week, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first at-home, needleless system for continuously monitoring glucose for people with diabetes. The system, called FreeStyle Libre Flash, and manufactured by the DC-based Abbott Laboratories, allows users to forgo finger-pricking for up to 10 days at a time.