Cotton balls is the way to go. When we were in the hospital they tried to just press the strip against and freshly wet diaper, but I don't think they had much sucess.
Sorry the blood strips are not covered. They are under our current insurance, but not sure if they will be under our new insurance that starts on May 1. I sure hope so, as I am not a very good judge of colors on sticks. Not for Ketones and not for pool chemicals either LOL
Logan, age 6, dx on 10/23/08
Blue Animas Ping started 12/20/09 ~ Novolog ~ Contact Detach Sets
Dexcom CGMS started 2/23/09 ~ Dexcom Seven + upgrade 5/22/09, Dexcom G4 started 9/2012
Kristen, age 22 - Non-D