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Earlobes are less convenient than fingerpricks for blood glucose testing

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 04 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1161
  1. Matthew Cohen, director of medical services (
  1. International Diabetes Institute, Caulfield 3162, Australia

    EDITOR—Probably billions of fingerpricks have been performed by people with diabetes since self monitoring of blood glucose concentrations was introduced in 1979. The site usually recommended is the side of the fingers rather than the thumb or …

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