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July 5th, 2010, 02:07 PM
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I must say, I lack something in the department of getting the right amount of blood on the strip on a regular basis! This morning it hardly filled the strip before it counted all the way down, when it looked like enough on my finger. I had to retest, haha. At lunch I did it TWICE!! At least I'm learning, though, to make sure the strip is coated in that blood sample!! Trial and error, right??
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July 5th, 2010, 08:37 PM
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I hate it when I waste strips. They cost so much! I always make sure I have a good drop of blood on there before I put it on the strip. If you squeeze the blood to your finger tips before you stick it can help and if I'm consistantly getting too small of a drop, I set the finger stick thing to go a little deeper. Mine has a setting from 1-10 I think. I get good results with 5. I'm sure you'll get the hang of it in no time.
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July 5th, 2010, 11:43 PM
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I hate when that happens, typically when I'm rushing, or don't wait for alcohol to dry
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July 11th, 2010, 09:53 PM
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I usually squeeze the finger to get more - also the strips I use seems to work best when placing it vertically to the blood drop.
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