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.
April 25, 2006
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections, Other
Question from Coral Springs, Florida, USA:
Is it true that you should not use alcohol swabs to clean area where a finger prick will be done? I was told recently that alcohol dries out the skin on the fingertips and, if it is used to stop the bleeding, it makes it bleed more.
You heard correctly. Alcohol can be very drying to the skin. And, alcohol won’t stop the bleeding from a fingerstick. However, the fingertip should be clean and dry. So, if alcohol is the only choice, use it to clean the skin. A good hand lotion will help restore moisture, if needed.