I have been having a lot of trouble with getting blood samples when I test. I play the violin and so I do not use the fingers on my left hand, only my thumb. I use all 5 on my right hand. I don't have scar tissue in my fingertips but they have become sort of callused. I use the Accu-chek aviva meter with the Multiclix lancets. I have the lancet device set at the deepest level. Sometimes it takes 12 sticks to get enough blood to register.
I tried testing in my forearm and palm a few times but I couldn't get the blood to squeeze out! My cde is against me using these sites because there is a 15-minute lag between testing in your arm and testing in your fingertip.
I'm afraid if I use the 6 fingertips (5 on right hand, 1 on left) much longer they will get so callused I won't ever be able to use them.
I've heard about using toes. Anyone tried this method?
Any suggestions of alternate sites or anything that you can think of would be great!