PRICKING fingers is a vital part of daily diabetes management. In a recent study, up to 35% of the participants states that pain is the main reason why people with diabetes refrain from regular blood glucose testing.
One factor contributing to greater pain sensation when pricking the finger is wrong handling of the lancing device. However, lancing correctly using ACCUCHEK keeps discomfort to a minimum. You can test more comfortably with these five easy steps:
1) Ensure hands are clean and dry.
2) Lance on the side of the fingertip rather than the pad.
3) Keep the skin taut by pressing the lancing device firmly against the skin.
4) Select a penetration depth as shallow as possible but still produces blood.
5) Alternate fingers daily and take the necessary steps to ensure good blood circulation.
Also, use a fresh lancet. Today’s lancets are so tiny that just a single use can bend or dull the tips. As a result, they can hurt more if you try to reuse them.
Choosing the right blood sugar monitoring system can help reduce blood glucose test pain too.
Use the least-painful lancing device technology.
The ACCU-CHEK Multiclix and ACCU-CHEK Softclix lancing devices are proven least painful among leading lancing devices. Each offers II customisable depth settings, so you can match your skin type and virtually eliminate blood glucose testing pain.
Switch to the system that reduces the pain of retesting. The ACCU-CHEK Performa system is designed to help you test right the first time. Apart from less pain and waste, it also reduces the need for retesting. For detail visit www.accu-chek.com