(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?”
We 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!