Thursday, February 13, 2014

Irrational Fears: Diabetes Style

The moment I found out my life would involve multiple finger sticks everyday was the moment I decided poking my thumb and second finger was going to hurt too much.

Middle finger, ring finger, pinky...ya'll are my go-to's.
It's been this way for literally, 16 years.

I also don't have a "system" for rotating the finger stick location, so if we look at the numbers, this equates to...on average...

16 years, 365 * 16 days = 5840 days
~ 4 tests per day (it's usually more now, but it was definitely less when I was a kid) = 23,360 finger sticks
divide by the number of fingers used 23,360/6

= 3,893.33 finger sticks per finger.

Yikes. 

If I could convince myself to utilize the four extra fingers I have been graced with, this number might be closer to about 2,336 finger sticks per finger. But I just can't do it!!

Does anyone else have an irrational Diabetes-related fear?