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Old 08-07-2021, 11:19 AM
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Default Re: Taking blood sugar tests

Hi for some of us getting that blood can be a struggle. For me it was. My facebook memories today said that 10 years ago I was so excited because I finally got blood.

I couldn't make the foot pad work either. Some dogs have like a wart on one of their elbows, people have had luck with that. We wound up using the inner lip. My Jenny was a small poodle so I was able to hold her tight to my chest with one arm and get the blood with the other. Warm skin bleeds more than cold so some people heat up rice packs. I would just rub my finger over her lip a little first.

I'll look for some old threads. Watching some of the videos on this site helped too. You will definitely feel better once you can monitor blood sugar
Jenny: 6/6/2000 - 11/10/2014 She lived with diabetes and cushings for 3 1/2 years. She was one of a kind and we miss her.
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