I'm reading the Diabetes Solution book and last night I read chapters 4 and 5 about when and how to test and recording the result. I wanted to try the testing sites mentioned on page 84, however I find them to be more painful than my finger tips and I have not been able to draw enough blood to use for a test.
Am I doing something wrong? Am I just one of the lucky ones who can't use these alternate sites on the backs of my fingers? I'm using a the Delica lancet that came with my One Touch Ultra 2 meter.
I have learned to use the tops of my fingers as Dr. B suggests, but in a limited way. I can use the top of last joint of the finger from about the joint to within about 1 mm of the nail bed. It doesn't hurt too bad and I could care less about scarring or whatever. I've been able to do this on my index, middle and small finger. For some reason, my ring finger is "sensitive." I've always used the sides of my fingers (but I also have a little trouble with my ring finger as well), but I do like adding the additional site.