Another time that this happened my finger actually bled from both places! I didn’t have a camera then, or you’d be looking at that picture instead.
Another fun thing is when you get the “sprayer” – that’s when you’re squeezing and squeezing, and nothing happens, until you notice the spray of blood all over the place (the squirt is such a fine stream that you can’t see if coming out of your finger!).
On that note – how often do people really change their lancets? Many long time diabetics have more boxes of lancets than you can count, but rarely change them. I know myself, I usually don’t change my lancet until it is so dull that it feels like I’m driving a large nail into my finger AND it doesn’t produce any blood.
I don’t know why I never change it – I guess I never think about it until it inconveniences me during testing.
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