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  1. Kerri.
    Kerri. December 8, 2010 at 6:17 am | | Reply

    I always use whatever lancing device comes with my meter. :)

    But I was NOT a fan of the old school lancing devices! I remember when Elizabeth Arnold posted that photo last year and I was all “ouch!” More like torture devices, those things:

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  3. kdroberts
    kdroberts December 8, 2010 at 7:31 am | | Reply

    I have to say, I’m a multiclix fan. I’ve tried devices from BD, Bayer, Target, OneTouch, Freestyle and the Renew and always go back to the multiclix. I agree with pretty much everything said about it. The thing that struck me when I first got one was that it was a device that looked like people actually sat down, thought about it and designed it around functionality and made it solidly. The other devices, except the Renew, seem like they are all after thoughts and thrown together at the last minute with very little thought other than “will it make them bleed?”

    I have two multiclix, my original one is 3.5 years old and still works fine. The drum is a great idea, it’s easy to replace, easy to change lancets, easy to prime and easy to use. The one handed use mentioned is also huge, you don’t know what a huge difference it makes until you need to use a standard one! I also use the same lancet for months at a time and haven’t had any problems or decline in performance. The only thing that could be improved a little is the size. It is on the larger size and although it does fit into most cases as a replacement for the original meter, it is tight in some. I use mine in a OneTouch UltraSmart case and it’s fine but when I use the Bayer USB or UltraMini it is a very tight fit.

    They’ll have to come up with something special for me to give up my multiclix!

  4. Leighann of D-Mom Blog
    Leighann of D-Mom Blog December 8, 2010 at 8:23 am | | Reply

    We use the lancing device that comes with the FreeStyle. It’s very simple and Q can use it herself.

    Our insurance company gave us a MultiClix but I haven’t really used it yet (they only gave us one cartridge which isn’t enough to make a decision!). The off center hole was awkward for me, but I am sure I would get used to this. Plus I couldn’t remember if you were supposed to advance it before or after you use it. (We are dedicated change-your-lancet-every-time people.)

    The Delica is also something I would like to try out. The small size is very appealing. I hate that the FreeStyle lancing device is way too easy to accidentally change the setting.

    Since Q is now doing all her own finger checks, I would need one that she could easily operate.

  5. Cary
    Cary December 8, 2010 at 8:27 am | | Reply

    Was there ever a real name for “The Worst Lancing Device Ever”? It was basically a harpoon. I remember using that thing a few times in the early ’90s for some reason that escapes me.

  6. David Downs
    David Downs December 8, 2010 at 8:57 am | | Reply

    I’m a happy member of Team Multiclix.

    However, that picture of the dreaded Autolet gave me the chills. I was so happy to get rid of that thing back in the late 80s. Amazingly, I see one every once in a while at blood donation events. I can’t believe anyone or organization is still using such a painful device.

  7. reyna
    reyna December 8, 2010 at 10:58 am | | Reply


  8. Pearlsa
    Pearlsa December 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm | | Reply

    Team Multiclix

  9. Joanne
    Joanne December 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm | | Reply

    Multiclix all the way, baby! Granted, that’s what we were given when my daughter was diagnosed at 12 months old and we’ve never used anything else. But I love the fact that my daughter could use it to check her own BG at the tender age of 2 1/2.

    I have a Delica in my supply drawer, just not sure if I’m going to use it or not.

  10. corinn
    corinn December 8, 2010 at 2:25 pm | | Reply

    Team Multiclix! I think Accu-chek makes the best lancing devices. I used my Softclix device from my time of diagnosis 11 years ago until I dropped it one too many times and finally broke it last year. For a few days, I used a spare OneTouch device on the lowest setting and had all these bruises and sore fingers. So then I asked my doc if he happened to have another Softclix in his office that I could use– he didn’t, but he had a Multiclix, which uses the same technology (less side-to-side movement) but has the 6-lancet drum. It’s great!

  11. Natalie Sera
    Natalie Sera December 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm | | Reply

    I could never be passionate about ANY fingerstick device!! But I use the Multiclix, because that’s what came with my meter, and I have no complaints. Sometimes it’s painful and sometimes not, but I figure that’s just part of the game. I do like the fact that with the little raised circle, you know exactlly where you’re going to prick, and I like being able to vary the depth. I remember the old pokers that had no adjustment, and THEY were painful!

    If they gave me a Delica for free, along with sufficient lancets to try it out, I probably would, but at the moment, I see no need to change.

    If they

  12. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell December 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm | | Reply

    I used that old thing, it was horrible because you could SEE the lancet heading for your finger. Yuk. Currently I’m on the Multiclix, but I have a Delica in my closet that I’m waiting to review.

  13. riva
    riva December 8, 2010 at 4:57 pm | | Reply

    I have them both, and use them both. I still can’t decide which I like better. They’re both within reach when I test so I grab whichever I see first. The obvious answer would be the strength and solidity and drum lancets of the Multi-clix and the thinner gauge needle of the Delica. C’mon, Accu-chek, make a 33 gauge needle for the Multiclix!

  14. NJB
    NJB December 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm | | Reply

    multiclix and kids make sense… never a sharpe for school nurses or caregivers to worry about… and since i personally ise a lancet until it bounces off my bfinger, it is almost a 6 month supply in ONE DRUM!!

  15. Lori
    Lori December 8, 2010 at 9:53 pm | | Reply

    Multiclix! Although I appreciate hearing about the Delica (first I’ve heard of it).

    We love the Multiclix for all the reasons stated above. I have 3 children with type 1, so being able to advance the lancet quickly and easily is very helpful. I also like not ever having any exposed lancets. I like that the used drums can’t be mistaken for new and used again (they won’t go back in the multiclix once they are taken out).

    I think the Multiclix is the best lancing device yet created! Too bad I don’t use that company’s meter…..I love our Freestyle Lites, but I always throw out the lancing devices that come with those.

    1. Jim
      Jim June 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm | | Reply

      try the new accu-chek nano – you and your kids will
      love it

  16. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell December 9, 2010 at 6:24 am | | Reply

    @Lori, you may want to try the TiniBoy lancets, I’ve been using these for a while with some of my meters and they’re fairly painless. See my review here:

  17. Lee Ann Thill
    Lee Ann Thill December 9, 2010 at 6:56 am | | Reply

    I got a Delica a few months ago when the device that came with my meter broke. Nicole says it’s “lighter and thinner”, but to me it feels very flimsy and cheaply made. That’s exactly what it proved to be too. I hadn’t had it for two weeks before it broke, and even months after the fact, I’m disgusted I spent money on that stupid thing and an entire box of lancets that I suppose I’ll have to throw away or recycle into thumbtacks. The button worked intermittently, so I’d have to fiddle with it and press it over and over again until the mechanism decided to work. When it did work, I didn’t think it was any different from other devices except for the finer gauge lancet which meant I had to milk my finger to get blood. This is the worst device I’ve ever used in the almost 30 years I’ve been doing BG checks. As much as I hated the device in the last image, at least it worked.

    After complaining about what a POS the Delica is on FB, several people recommended Multi-Clix. I LOVE it.

  18. Stacey D.
    Stacey D. December 9, 2010 at 7:32 am | | Reply

    I am currently on Team Multiclix and I seriously have about 6 of them at home including their newer black one! I bought and tried the Delica when it first came out but for some reason I prefer the Multiclix. I can’t exactly put my finger on what it is, but it works best for me. Even with the preloaded drum of lancets, I still don’t “turn” it as much as I should and it works just fine ;)

  19. Stacey D.
    Stacey D. December 9, 2010 at 7:34 am | | Reply

    Oh and I remember that horrible looking device from way back when!! Thank goodness they have come a long way since then … otherwise we’d have no skin left on our poor fingers!

  20. Meri
    Meri December 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm | | Reply

    I called my endo and I’ll be getting the delica tomorrow. Our insurance suppies one touch, so it is better than nothing I suppose. I think, since I don’t have to pay to try it, it will be worth a shot for my boys. Especially the two younger ones with the most sensitive fingers. I wonder if my older son, who is 13 years into type 1, will have a hard time with it because his fingers are so callused. I’ll let you know our take on it after we have used it awhile. :)

  21. Karin
    Karin December 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm | | Reply

    OMG! When I saw the ancient ‘auto-lancer’ my heart jumped…felt the EXACT same fear that I did whenever my brought that monster out when I was 8 years old!!! Thank God for improvements! Any of them are better than THAT one!

  22. Greg
    Greg December 12, 2010 at 12:14 am | | Reply

    MultiClix!!! I have used many devices and have to say that the MultiClix is the BEST!!! I always reuse and have had no problems with pain.

  23. Terri
    Terri December 26, 2010 at 8:43 pm | | Reply

    Just rec’d a Delica from my Endo and LOVE IT! Could not believe a lancet device could produce enough blood for a BG test and I did not even feel the stick. I want to buy another for my purse but it was $20 at Walgreen’s so I will check to see if I can find a less expensive one elsewhere. Definitely an improvement!

  24. Rita
    Rita May 24, 2012 at 5:45 am | | Reply

    My problem is not the prickers it’s me. I like both of these devices the issue is the spring action used in these devices. I have a block now and only check bg when someone else can prick my finger. What can I do about that spring thing it feels like I am shooting my finger off with a gun. Any help would be appreciated.

  25. Jim
    Jim June 2, 2012 at 9:56 pm | | Reply

    Delica is very flimsy and doesn’t work every time.
    The Multiclix is sturdy and is more comfortable for me.
    Delica still uses a spring which makes the needle
    move in the skin and tears the tissue. Multiclix uses
    a unique drive of the needle without the pain.

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  27. Gigi
    Gigi March 10, 2013 at 1:44 am | | Reply

    Multi Clix is by far the BEST! I heard Roche was going to phase out Multi for the Fast Clix. Do we need to write to someone to make sure we can all keep Multi-Clix? I tried Fast Clix and I am not a fan! I like the idea that Delica is small and higher grade needle but I have yet to try. I’d like to see Roche come out with an improved Multi Clix: the same barrel size, higher gauge needle and shorter handle, same button. Until then I stick with Multi Clix. Fast Clix is a little too tricky for me to hold with one hand, hurts the fingers way too much, I was getting infections because my fingers were not healing fast enough even on lowest gauge, and the needle MUST be changed every use which who wants more to carry?

  28. Brandon
    Brandon June 11, 2013 at 11:17 am | | Reply

    I just received an Accu-chek Nano kit from my Endo. The Fast Clix is miles above the Delica for me – the Delica could sting and wouldn’t always grant a large enough sample for the One Touch meter.

    Gigi, I’ve been using the same lancet in the Fast Clix for a week. You have to manually advance to the next lancet, just like the Multi-Clix.

  29. Scott S
    Scott S April 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm | | Reply

    I have typically been one of the long-timers (I’m going on 38 years with type 1 as of 2014) who uses whatever the device that comes with the meter, and I still am to some extent. However, having had a number of insurance plans in recent years (I’ve been with the same employer, but they’ve switched plans, not me), and those came with new “preferred” brands. With that came a new lancet device, and I’ve been able to select to one I prefer. First, though Roche’s is a new lancet with each use, there’s a downside: replacement lancets can’t be bought at every drugstore, and if you run out, you may be forced to use a lancet without a device! Also, carrying those around is a pain. On the Delica side, those things are useless. My fingers are so callused I am forced by necessity to use a 23 guage lancet just to get some blood, and sometimes even those don’t work. Fortunately, the device uses any lancet you can find, so you’re not limited to those. In this fight, I’d say the Delica device is the winner. But its still not my favorite …

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