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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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Living with type 1 diabetes since 1983.
Prescott, AZ
I know it's pie in the sky right now, but folks working on Google Glass developed prototype for contact lenses that monitor blood sugar.

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014.
Washington, DC
The world and technology ahead will truly be amazing! And Chloe... glad you made it through your episode.

Mt Pleasant, SC
You'll be fine. Hang in there! Finger tip testing will become an easy part of your daily life.

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014.
Washington, DC
Thanks for the encouragement Frank. Through my life I've always been a needle wimp but I'm getting better. Obviously never military.

Living with type 2 diabetes.
Lansing, MI
Sides of fingers are best. Sometimes it "smarts/hurts" just for a second or two

Living with type 2 diabetes.
Lansing, MI
You're not only one being that way about needles. I'm same way & I can manage inject insulin 4x day

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014.
Washington, DC
Thanks Pat. I will certainly take that as encouragement.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1982.
Los Angeles, CA
I find it easier to not use a device. I just poke myself with the lancet. I am a type 1 and I have been doing this for over 30 years. Just do it, don't think about it. You are stronger than you think

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014.
Washington, DC
Actually I had such a great experience some time back with a tech that used a device that I thought it would be the way to go. Was completely painless. If I could duplicate that all would be golden.

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014.
Washington, DC
And so I go to my doc the other day for something unrelated but ask about testing cuz I need prescription for test strips. He says... Why don't we wait on testing for now. Ugh! Stay tuned.

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