Checking Blood Glucose: Ease the Ouch Factor

Does pricking your finger make you flinch? Many lancets and lancing devices are designed to make blood glucose testing as painless as possible.


The "Ouch" Reaction

We all have childhood memories of routine finger-stick tests at the doctor's office. Perhaps the nurse said you'd feel just a pinch, but you found yourself shedding tears of pain.

If you still fret over the momentary "ouch" that can come with lancing a drop of blood, you're not alone. Some people who are new to life with diabetes fear the finger prick. But developments in technology have made getting that important blood sample easier on the fingers.