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Excess blood, how does your CDW clean up? POLL

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by mmgirls, Jan 6, 2012.

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method of clean up

  1. Got a licker/sucker.

    44 vote(s)
    49.4%
  2. Wash hands/finger

    0 vote(s)
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  3. Wipe on tissue/ wet wipe

    26 vote(s)
    29.2%
  4. Wipe on clothing-shirt/pants/socks

    22 vote(s)
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  5. Nothing-lets it dry on finger/no visable excess

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. Something more interesting-please post

    7 vote(s)
    7.9%
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  1. mmgirls

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    So another thread got me curious.

    After the test is done, what does your CDW do to clean up?

    She has a tissue in her kit to wipe.
     
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  2. minniem

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    Wipes his finger on the alcohol pad he used to clean it with in the first place.
     
  3. Mom2Av

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    Usually the same way as the child in the earlier thread, "sucks the blood". :) Rare occasions I get him to wipe it w/ a paper towel or alcohol pad.
     
  4. Christopher

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    With the Freestyle meter and the new butterfly strips, usually there is so little blood left after the strip sucks it up, there isn't much to deal with.

    When I test her, I usually wipe it with a paper towel. When she tests, she licks it.
     
  5. slpmom2

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    My dd carries a wet washcloth in her kit that supposed to be used for wiping fingers before and after testing, but somehow, more often than not, it ends up in her mouth.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Tigerlilly's mom

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    Tyler usually wipes what little excess blood there is on his pants....when I test him when he is sleeping, I wipe the excess blood off with my thumb
     
  7. mylemonadelife

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    I do one of two, lick the blood of my finger or wipe the blood on my meter case
     
  8. Nancy in VA

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    She presses another finger to it to make sure it isn't still bleeding and then nothing else.
     
  9. Jordansmom

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    She wipes it on her meter case. There should really be a place for a tissue or disposable wipe for that.

    I have a question for parents. What do you do when you test them? I always wipe the excess with my thumb and kind of rub it in to my own skin. Kind of gross. I hadn't thought about it until I caught myself doing it in front of the nurses at the emergency room.
     
  10. mom24grlz

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    Same thing for Ashleigh and I.
     
  11. JaxDad

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    We use alcohol wipe, cotton ball, stick, test, cotton ball.
     
  12. swimmom

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    Cotton ball (or wipes it on her case if she's out of cotton balls).
     
  13. Lisa - Aidan's mom

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    Blot it on the paper towel that he just finished washing his hands with usually.

    If we are on the go, I usually have a clean tissue in my purse and always WetOnes wipes.

    And the always faithful fallback, wiping it on his jeans.
     
  14. Style mom

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    LOL. That's exactly what I do.

    He doesn't test himself yet, except at school where the nurse has him use a tissue. But I guarantee when he's doing it on his own, he'll use the same method he uses to remove food from his fingers - he'll wipe it on his shirt or pants. :rolleyes:
     
  15. StillMamamia

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    Same here!
     
  16. L101418

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    Tissues
    and now I've stuck a cut down panty liner in their meter cases (thanks sneetch!).
     
  17. momandwifeoftype1s

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    Connor wipes his finger on the alcohol wipes packaging that's tucked into the pocket inside his meter case.
     
  18. caspi

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    At school he wipes it on his PDM case. :eek: At home he uses a tissue. Why he doesn't use a tissue at school is beyond me, lol. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Beach bum

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    It depends on what she's doing. If she's near a tissue she may or may not use it, she may lick it or wipe on her pants or favorite stuffed animal (brown and he has diabetes too so I imagine he does the same). Sometimes she may wash, she may lick. I guess it depends on how the mood strikes her.

    When I check her at night, I do use a tissue as there's a box right next to the bed.
     
  20. MamaBear

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    He uses a tissue or wet wipe. When I test at night I use a half a kleenex/tissue. I keep a box on his dresser by the meter. Only use half at a time because I cannot afford to keep kimberly clark in business all on my own. ;)
     

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