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Old 08-19-2015, 13:31   #1
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You know those needle-like things? I think they are called lancers or something. They prick your finger?

Anyway I have a One Touch Ultra 2. I was changing the lancer every test. Then I thought something and I asked the diabetics educator who said you could reuse the lancer. I have been reusing them fine. I am curious though, do you reuse yours? And how many times?

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I don't even remember the last time I changed my lancet. If for some reason I test somebody else - like when our kids are all home - I change it for each individual person & then get a new one for myself after. But I prob'ly haven't changed mine in over a year, because my testing site is a thumb I injured 40 years ago, which has been numb ever since. So I never feel a thing, and I just keep using the same old dull lancet!

I do occasionally give it a swipe with an alcohol wipe . . .




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I think reusing is fine. I changed mine the other day because I couldn't remember when I changed it last. If for some reason anybody besides me needed to use it, new lance for them and then new lance in again for me.

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I just changed mine over the weekend. Was testing before dinner and dropped it down the disposal. Oops! Even got a new device for the lancet which is much better than I expected. Before that...I don't when I changed it.

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I use the accu-chek multi-click that uses a block of six needles that allows you to switch to a new needle when the old one gets too dull. Unless someone else needs to use it (and I've never met that scenario), I change needles about once a month.

So this year I've just started on my second block and the box of needles that I bought in 2010 is just half way used up.

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Once every six months or so. Don't remember when the last time was, but it's getting about time to put in a new one.

My original box of 100 lancets four years ago will probably last my lifetime.

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Same here, I change them when they get dull enough to hurt. I still have a box from years ago that should keep me supplied for several more years. If I do test anyone else though, they get a fresh one then I change that one as well.

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Another accu-chek multi-click user. However I change mine every 4-5 uses...as otherwise my finger swells and goes red. I also hate blunt needles....eeeeewwww.

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Wow everyone seems to be in France. I will change my name to Tony-Not-In-France

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Another Accu-chek multi clix user here too. I can't remember the last time I changed mine either. It is so infrequent, I have to look up the instructions on how to do it each time!

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