Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
January 11, 2002
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Question from the USA:
I have recently switched to a blood glucose meter that allows for alternate site testing. Is there anything I should do differently?
I would like to suggest when testing at these alternative sites, one should remember that while suspecting a hypoglycemic reaction, one should still do finger testing rather than arm testing. Also, in routine use of the arm test, remember that proper technique be used, including rubbing the arm before testing.
[Editor’s comment: See: LifeScan and Therasense press releases.