Small topic - but what do you other folks use to clean your finger/arm, whatever, after extracting that drop of blood? I take a piece of toilet paper 3 squares long, fold it into thirds, or to the size of one square, then fold that into quarters. -Tuck it in with my meter, dinger and strips...It lasts for 2-3 days...
My tongue -gentle shrug- ... no need to clean beyond that (: s
Oh gosh! If I didn't hate the taste of blood that would make it soooo much easier! Good for you!
That's what exactly what I do. I'm also immuno-suppressed, thanks to the medications I must take to keep my transplanted kidney going strong. So far, I've never had a problem from all the finger poking I do. I guess the vampire in me loves it! I never would have guessed that so many people would answer this question the same way.
I love these super-practical topics because they are so universal. I'm a T2, diet and exercise only---for the moment!-- I use one of those "pick-a-size" paper towels folded ino quarters. Lasts a long time because it is thick. When I travel (on Amtrak), I use their kleenex, but it doesn't last as long. In an emergency, hey---I onced used the hem on my sleeve!......
Yeah, my TP square is pretty durable and absorbent. I love Amtrak! Kleenex - nice!
But, like Stuart, I always lick/suck the last drop away!.....
I just use a kleenex or whatever type tissue I have handy....fold it up and put it with my machine. usually last at least a few days!!!
Like Stuart I use the tongue and an additional napkin. But be aware that this will lead to small traces of blood in your stool. Most tests for darm bleeding will detect theses small traces and you most likely will have a false positive result. Just something to keep in mind.
Would you then also get a false positive if you like your meat rare?
Good question. I assume that the test can differentiate between human and animal blood but I am not sure. Maybe it is just the frequency of 6 tests / licks a day that is influencing the test?
I just lick if off most of the time..."Recycle"