Not that I know of. I wish we could treat ITP in a way similar to diabetes. Prick finger for platelet count, inject Nplate or take pill or... Though now I am accustomed to going to the lab and infusion center and having my doctor oversee it all, so I don't dislike it the way I used to.
Still, I think a home platelet test would be a good invention.
Sounds like you have experience. Good thoughts. For some reason I thought it was a prick, similar to a blood draw with a needle. There are lancet free monitors and some people have done bio-hacking, but...
Anyway, good info. Thanks
My son was given a finger "prick" when he was about 12 - had I known I would not have let them do it but I didn't know it was a slice until they gave it to him and then later I had one myself and it hurt BAD!! When my hematologist's office sent out a note they were going to finger "pricks" I never ever let them do it to me!
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