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Giving Diabetes the Finger: iHealth Winners!

(Technically, the post title should be “what finger do you use for diabetes?” but it doesn’t have the same zing! to it.)

Earlier this week, I posted about the iHealth meter giveaway and asked people to answer the question, “Which finger is your go-to one for blood glucose checks?

Give the middle finger to diabetes HA HA HA HA HA HA jokes are funnyWe only had ten options to choose from, so the answers unfortunately couldn’t get too weird.  (Unless you’re old school and remember testing earlobes.  I learned that at diabetes camp.)  The finger-most-favored, by far, was the ring finger, with the middle finger as a distant second place.  Pinkies had their own fan base, and thumbs were the only fingers that received a “Oh, heavens no!  Never my thumb!” sort of response.  (As a community, we are somewhat ambivalent about our index fingers.  Except maybe to point and say, “Can you grab me those glucose tabs?” or “Yes, I can eat THAT.”)

When I examined my hands, it became clear that I was a ring finger/middle finger frequent tester, like many of you guys.  The middle finger just seems appropriate, you know?

As Hilary so eloquently stated:  “Right hand middle finger. It’s a big *@! to TD1”

The winners of the iHealth glucometer giveaway are Binay, Danielle, and Mark B!  Congrats, you guys.  I’ve sent you an email to coordinate mailing out your stuff.

Thank you for entering!


5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Holy crap, I forgot all about the earlobes! As an “approved” site, that is…. I could never actually figure out the logistics of using it. Though I was never inclined to try, either.

    07/31/14; 7:56 am
  2. Lindsay #

    I LOVE using my thumb. I always offer that one up at the doctor’s office when they use those deep pricker things. I feel like my thumb is my toughest finger and it can handle more trama. 🙂

    07/31/14; 11:41 am
  3. Vanessa #

    I rotate fingers like I rotate sites 🙂 Guess I’m neurotic that way – haha! So I’ll do the upper left corner of each of the 10 fingers in order, followed by the upper right corner, followed by the middle left side, middle right side, lower left side, lower right side… Each of the 10 fingers has 6 different sites.

    07/31/14; 4:30 pm
  4. Congratulations to the winners! I can’t wait for their reviews. 🙂

    08/1/14; 6:05 pm
  5. Sarah #

    Ow! Ow! Ow! Am I alone–that photo totally startled me. I was taught pretty early on (20+ years ago) that pricking the sides of my fingers was much less painful than pricking the tips, since that’s where your nerve endings are concentrated. I get a little wincy just thinking about it.

    For what it’s worth, ring and pinkie are my top choices. 🙂

    08/3/14; 3:53 pm

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