- advertisement -

I should really know this, but, thumbs?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by BittysMom, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. BittysMom

    BittysMom Approved members

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Messages:
    870
    I've never tested her thumbs. Do they count as fingers? They didn't use them in the hospital, so I never have:eek:
     
  2. emm142

    emm142 Approved members

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    6,883
    I find that pricking my thumbs hurts a lot. But the readings should be fine.
     
  3. BittysMom

    BittysMom Approved members

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Messages:
    870
    I'll have to try mine to see how it feels. I could always use them in her sleep when I do her pinkys ;)(they're off limits since they're babies she says)
     
  4. emm142

    emm142 Approved members

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    6,883
    Aw, that's cute. It might just be me who finds that my thumbs hurt more - my other fingers are calloused from guitar playing, so it might more be a case that I have less feeling everywhere else.
     
  5. BittysMom

    BittysMom Approved members

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Messages:
    870
    I just gave it a whirl on me, feels the same pretty much. Maybe your guitar playing does make a difference? Thanks.
     
  6. mom2ejca

    mom2ejca Approved members

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Messages:
    614
    Pinky fingers are off-limits here, too:p. Thumbs are her favorite because they always easily give a nice big drop of blood. I
     
  7. jilmarie

    jilmarie Approved members

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    773
    My index fingers are off limits. I use my thumbs a lot and I don't find that they hurt more than any other finger.
     
  8. kiwikid

    kiwikid Approved members

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    3,011
    We were told by our D nurse not to use the index finger or the thumb because they are the main 'workers'.....:cwds:
     
  9. sarahconnormom

    sarahconnormom Approved members

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Messages:
    626
    Connor's favorite place to test is his thumbs.
     
  10. mom24grlz

    mom24grlz Approved members

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,799
    We test all fingers and thumbs. I haven't noticed it being off on numbers.
     
  11. mommabear

    mommabear Approved members

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    469
    I check pinky's at night..he checks thumbs during the day..he's says it feels the same as the other fingers.:cwds:
     
  12. Ali

    Ali Approved members

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,223
    Oh my I learn something every day. Almost 40 years T1 and I have never tested on my thumbs. Just has never occurred to me. Shows how much certain procedures become the norm without questioning. I will give them a try. :pali
     
  13. bryantfam

    bryantfam Approved members

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Herbie only uses the "three musketeers" so we've never tried pinkies or thumbs. I've never been told to avoid them, he just prefers it this way.
     
  14. Christopher

    Christopher Approved members

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,771
    Yes, thumbs do count as fingers and are fine to use to check bg levels.
     
  15. MissEmi

    MissEmi Approved members

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,899
    If I do the thumb, I usually do the outside, because I think the only thing that I do with the outside is hit a spacebar LOL.
     
  16. Lisa P.

    Lisa P. Approved members

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,380
    I've never tested Selah's thumbs and never once wondered why I didn't. That's really funny. Makes me wonder what else I'm doing that I'm missing.

    We test toes here, unless we're out and shoed. Even then, if we can whip those shoes and socks off and pop a toe we will. More likely to be sugar-free (although not guaranteed to be :eek:).
     
  17. Timmy Mac

    Timmy Mac Approved members

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    238
    I could never prick my toes... just the thought of it makes me squirm lol. I mean, i doubt it hurts any more than fingers, but i could NEVER do that.
     
  18. BittysMom

    BittysMom Approved members

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Messages:
    870
    I guess it wasn't such a silly topic after all:) Ali, that's really funny after all those years!

    We tested her thumb this morning and she didn't care. Guess they're the Grandparents of her fingers, lol. -and 94 so seemed accurate to me.
     
  19. thebestnest5

    thebestnest5 Approved members

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    3,001
    L tests the sides of her thumbs.
     
  20. MommaKat

    MommaKat Approved members

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Messages:
    646
    My daughter completely agrees with you on this, Timmy. She screamed the one time I suggested it.

    As for thumbs, I remember floor patients getting fairly irate with me for trying to test a thumb. Maybe it's something that used to be suggested? We test thumbs and fingers, and pinkies tend to hurt her for some reason.

    Caroline's reason for not testing pinkies is too cute!!
     

Share This Page

- advertisement -

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice