One of the main aims of diabetes treatment is to keep blood glucose levels within a specified target range. Self-monitoring of blood glucose provides useful information for diabetes management and help people with diabetes and healthcare professionals manage sugar levels, which helps to avoid diabetes complications.
Globally millions of people with diabetes still prick their fingers to measure blood glucose. Pricking the fingertips is usually connected with discomfort and pain – due to higher amount of nerve endings at the fingertips, than on any other spot on the human body.
In our recent study “Evaluation of Three Lancing Devices: What Do Blood Volume and Lancing Pain Depend On?” we wanted to comprehensively evaluate and to compare three lancing devices set at the minimum (“1”) and at the maximum (“5”) lancing depth with respect to blood volume and pain related to lancing.
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