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Old 08-24-2017, 21:44   #31
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I change mine at least 1x a day, maybe more.

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Old 08-30-2017, 08:35   #32
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I change maybe monthly or at the change of test strip vials?

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As needed. Normally once or twice a week, but I need to test often. I've gone longer but a sharper lancet makes a difference for me.

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Good idea about changing lancets with each vial of strips. Like the others, I have been changing when its too dull or when I think of it.

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I change mine about twice a week when I notice they are getting dull.

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Not often enough! This thread just reminded me it is time.

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Just an update. Now that I test several times a day, I change the lancet at least once daily, unless I forget. I know several people who have been diabetic for years that are now having problems because they didn't regularly change needles. I don't want to be that person.

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@Bunjee I'm one who changes my lancet regularly, at least twice a year. Can you share what problems that person is having? I may not want to be them either!!!

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@Bunjee I'm one who changes my lancet regularly, at least twice a year. Can you share what problems that person is having? I may not want to be them either!!!
Hard nodules, loss of touch sensation, chronic mild pain along sides of fingers (just the fingers he regularly sticks). He says he feels hot and cold on the pads of his fingers, but has completely lost the sensations on the sides of his fingers (where he usually sticks). Doc has moved him to alternative sites for now to see if there is recovery. He always avoided the pads of his fingers because he played an instrument. Doc said it was not neuropathy from diabetes causing the problems.

One lady has discolored fingers along with the hard nodules. Apparently this doesn't typically occur with sharp needles, just dull ones. I also since found out that my late uncle kept getting small infections in his fingers because the hole in the skin from a dull needle stays open longer than from a sharp needle. He was also having control problems which increased his risk of infection.

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Hard nodules, loss of touch sensation, chronic mild pain along sides of fingers (just the fingers he regularly sticks). One lady has discolored fingers along with the hard nodules. Apparently this doesn't typically occur with sharp needles, just dull ones. I also since found out that my late uncle kept getting small infections in his fingers because the hole in the skin from a dull needle stays open longer than from a sharp needle.
You just convinced me!!!

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