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Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
They might: We can measure sugar levels and an hba1c by fingerstick.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
A few: Anything that increases blood flow to the hands will let you get a blood drop with a lower needle setting. Wash your hands in warm water and rub and ... Read More
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Dr. Jennie Law
14 years experience Endocrinology
Also: Choose smaller gauge lancets, and choose a system that allows testing with smaller amts of blood. Set the lancet dispenser to a shallow setting (so it ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
T2DM: A glu of 210 is not "normal", but you do not say if this is fasting, after a meal, what medications you are on, etc. Rather than a random glu, your do ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Should be: Apply a little Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) or lmx cream, wait 15 minutes, wipe it off & ur all set for a painless finger prick.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Less likley: That is a normal blood sugar to have. Your symptoms may be urinary issue. See your Doc to discuss how long you have had them and any other symptoms ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
That's good news: You don't have diabetes. You are to be commended for your insight into your being a hypochondriac -- this is in some ways a good thing given that so m ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
13 years experience Pediatrics
Not long: Unfortunately there are a lot of finger sticks that have to happen, especially with a new diagnosis. Most kids get used to this very quickly. You ca ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Brownish fingers: Unlikely to be related to diabetes. Please see your primary doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Could be?: Some people are more prone to develop diabetic neuropathy and lower average sugar levels and others. Would be unlikely to affect just one finger. Ke ... Read More

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