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Old 03-23-2012, 16:52   #1
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Can someone tell me if the kit comes with the Microlet Lancing device or does it have to be bought separately?

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Can someone tell me if the kit comes with the Microlet Lancing device or does it have to be bought separately?

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Mine came with everything - Meter, Lancing device and a dozen-or-so lancets and a carrying case.

Same with my Contour USB.

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oh sweet! did you buy the other cap so you could test on your forearm or palm for an alternate place?

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I sent away for the other cap, Bayer will give you one free. I personally found that it didn't work on my forearm, it never poked deeply enough! But it's worth a try. I actually got an Accu-Check monitor just so I could get the lancet that comes with it (Multiclix?). I find those ones are not only less painful, but the barrel design means you don't have to deal with sharps.

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Nope, I didn't bother with the other cap. And this is the only lancing device I've ever used, so I can't compare comfort/pain with any other device. It doesn't really bother me that much anyway unless I'm tensed up....

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Actually I have several Contour Meters and 2 of the USB that I either got for free or with a coupon that made them very cheap. They all came with the lancers and some came with 25 free strips as well. I bought an extra box of the lancets but since I don't change it very often I think they will last forever. The clear cap also came in the kit, although I never use it.

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but since I don't change it very often I think they will last forever. The clear cap also came in the kit, although I never use it.
you dont change your pokey thing? i thought it has to be replaced with every use?

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you dont change your pokey thing? i thought it has to be replaced with every use?
Oh so many comments so little time. Lmao.

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I change mine once a month at least!






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In all seriousness, I change mine at breakfast or when it gets dull, whichever comes first.

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