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4 Responses

  1. Jana
    Jana December 10, 2011 at 9:03 am | | Reply

    Just as an FYI, BD also still makes 33 gauge lancets, like the Delica ones. They’re called the BD Ultra-Fine 33, and I’ve been using them for years. I change my lancet every time I have to put a new test strip vial in the case (so basically after 25 uses)–it’s easy to remember to do it that way, and they don’t get so dull they start hurting.

  2. Lloyd Mann
    Lloyd Mann December 13, 2011 at 7:31 am | | Reply

    If you are type 2, alternate site testing can work quite effectively, because your glucose changes slowly enough that the circulation delay is not a major obstacle. It works, and it is safe, but not for a type 1.

    -Lloyd

  3. John
    John December 13, 2011 at 5:40 pm | | Reply

    I know the Delica is nice, but theres another really good option for the low pain/painless dept. Every try the Accu-Chek multiclix.. It may not be the smallest needle, but its very precise, theres no spring-float, similar to the idea of the delica, since it is cam driven, making it quite a bit less painful than your typical spring loaded device even with the green or blue BD lancets (which are very good)..

  4. Barb
    Barb December 16, 2011 at 7:54 am | | Reply

    I would like to compliment you on you column. I’m a nurse, am not a diabetic but often work with diabetics. I love your answers. I don’t think I have ever read anything that I would disagree with from a nursing perspective and often learn something along the way. Thanks so much for such a great job.

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