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Old 08-17-2017, 22:42   #11
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I don't change the lancet unless it seems dull. I can't remember last time...

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I change my lancet every time I test. The one exception is if I mess up the test (not enough blood, or apply before meter is ready) I just use the same lancet again.

I do use Accu-chek fastclix so it is really easy to change to a new lancet.

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Every single use. Are you not supposed to?

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Every single use. Are you not supposed to?
They do recommend that you change it every time.

Some of us (pointing to myself) get a bit lazy with it.

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I bought a box of 100 lancets 6+ years ago. It's not even half used up. Although I did buy another brand of lancets of 50 last year - they are supposed to be a finer needle. I've used about 5 of them so far. Can't say I can tell the difference - or maybe my fingers have toughened up.

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I change when suddenly it seems like i need to dial up a bit more. Maybe 3 monthly? I've never got an infection from it... but its always possible that it will happen.

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I also change my lancet when I open a new canister of strips. I also no longer use alcohol wipes, but I do wash and dry my hands first.

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I also no longer use alcohol wipes, but I do wash and dry my hands first.
I use wipes when I cannot easily wash my hands. But I strongly suspect the alcohol (or something else on the wipes) leaves a residue that pushes up the number on the meter.

I haven't tried alcohol-vs-soap'n'water enough times to satisfy myself on this, but the random alcohol prep almost always gives me a number that's out of whack.

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I test 5 to 6 times a day so I usually change for first test of a morning, and YES they do get blunt rather quickly.

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It probably was a good idea to use alcohol years ago when the doctors office used to use a razor blade type lancing device to actually cut your finger tip.

I had an event the other day where I changed out a couple of lancets because they wouldn't stay seated in the lancing device. Third one has been in place for over a week and if it stays there I may not change again the rest of the year.

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