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Ok, I admit it. I'm a diabetic noob. Am I also in denial that I have yet to resign myself to sticking myself regularly for testing? Hell, I hate it when others stick me! Must I now do it myself??!!

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014.
Manassas, VA
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Yes. Because, unfortunately, the reality is that if you don't stick yourself, you're going to risk death. I've been there. It's not a fun time.. I promise you. Taking care of yourself is worth it.

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014.
Washington, DC
So it's yes. Can you advise on easiest and most painless method. Are spring loaded pens the best? I also hear that some site are less painful than others to stick. Any insight?

Is this for insulin or blood sugar testing? For bg testing the least painful lancing device I've used is the one touch delica. Super fine needle and the settings are really low. Use the side of your

fingertips, not the pad in the center!

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014.
Washington, DC
I'm thinking blood sugar. Right now only taking Metaforin and not shooting insulin.

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014.
Washington, DC
Thank you for your insight and guidance Chloe. I'm looking forward to this.... NOTTTT!!!

I've been dealing with this for 11 years. I've nearly gone into a coma and died. I learned the hard way... I know it sucks, but push through. It's not fun but being healthy is better than being sick!

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2001.
Tel Aviv, ISR
Soon we will have tatoo kind of sticker that will measure our blood sugar via the skin http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.####/ac####n

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014.
Washington, DC
Looks very cool**** But perhaps by the time it comes to market I might be liking the idea of lancing... although probably not.

It's not just a sticker it has a needle sensor in it. If there is just a sticker one, the margin of error is going to be pretty large

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