I’m newly diagnosed, but I know that I was testing my BS prior to being diagnosed because of problems I was having. I lick my finger after the stick. I agree with a PP that its better than wiping on your clothes or sofa or something.
I do not change my lancet every time, very rarely infact which is probably not the best habit, since my insurance does cover my lancets to a point, and I do pay for them. So I probably should dump this habit and start changing more frequently.
Although I do have to say I am really good about using a biohazard container, and make sure I have a way to properly dispose of my sharps, and even my test strips. I like to think that those things should be put in a safe place. I know I don’t have any crazy weird diseases but its just the safe thing to do.
I don’t drink coffee but occasionally drink hot chocolate, and this does spike my BS, but I have given it up until I get my treatment under control. I really really didn’t want to give that one up. I don’t even drink that much of it, because of my gastric bypass it makes me even more sensitive to having the spikes, but oh well.
And I love unsweetened orange juice to take my other meds with, but then I found out how much natural sugar it has, and I was sad I was hoping I could still drink it but again, I have to get my treatment plan under control first so I had to get rid of it.
Thats about it for now, I am sure there is more . . .