Help for my little guys fingers

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Registered: 06-20-2006
Help for my little guys fingers
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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 10:32pm

My ds (2 yrs old) was diagnosed only a few months ago so I still don't really know what I am doing 100%.

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Registered: 09-18-2003
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 10:38pm

Hi Amy,

I wish I had a good answer for this, but there just isn't one. Using Vitamin A cream or aloe vera helps a bit, they won't affect sugar readings as long as you are washing before each one. I would ask the doctor if there was something he could recommend, especially if his hands are peeling - I haven't heard of hands peeling before, maybe he is oversensitive to one of the soaps you are using?

It sounds like you're using all of his fingers, if not make sure you do move around a lot. Also, try different parts of the finger. A lot of people prefer towards the side; my son prefers the middle of the finger pad.

I wish I had better advice. Their fingers do adjust to the pokes, they become a bit calloused after a while. But your little guy is only 2, and my son wasn't diagnosed until he was 8.

Julie

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Registered: 09-13-2008
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 12:38pm

We've never done it, but i know a lot of parents test the toes on little ones.

Chris mom to Ashleigh, Madisyn, Emely, and Catie
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Registered: 06-20-2006
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 7:50pm

I never thought about using the thumb, good idea!