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  1. Joe
    Joe March 5, 2014 at 4:50 am | | Reply

    $129??? For a lancing device? Uh, no thank you.

  2. Jennifer
    Jennifer March 5, 2014 at 6:45 am | | Reply

    I’m so glad to read I’m not the only one who doesn’t relate to “painful” testing. Was beginning to wonder if I was doing something wrong! :)

  3. Eric
    Eric March 5, 2014 at 8:38 am | | Reply

    I am glad that a lancing device like this is out. I am tired of the cheap plastic garbage that comes with every glucose meter and would pay a premium for a better lancing device.

    that said- this is not the type of lancing device for me (and probably most adults). Less pain is good but I see this being marketed more for children.

    I want something Discrete. that is my number one priority when looking for a lancing device. Make it SMALL, make it sleek/professional looking (smooth metal? anything but this crappy plastic that looks like a medical device), and make it QUIET.

  4. Vicki
    Vicki March 5, 2014 at 5:37 pm | | Reply

    I like the One Touch Delica. It’s small and they took the vibration out of it.

  5. Benjol
    Benjol March 5, 2014 at 11:04 pm | | Reply

    Lancing was a major worry when my young daughter was diagnosed. The first days were negotiation and tears.

    I was amazed how soon it became ‘routine’, even though it’s never pleasant. The AccuChek FastClix is probably the best we can hope for at the moment: you never see a needle, and it’s fast. Obviously, it costs…

    What we’d really like is a nanotechnological system which sits in a vein somewhere and transmits values directly by wifi or something :)

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  7. Ralph
    Ralph March 12, 2014 at 8:34 am | | Reply

    I do a lot of computer graphics and I test a lot , Less painful fingertips would be a good thing indeed. I have preordered.

  8. Jacob Swartz
    Jacob Swartz April 16, 2014 at 10:29 pm | | Reply

    I tried the new model Genteel the other day, and it worked flawlessly if you use it correctly per instructions. I’ve been diabetic for around 3 years and I’ve found lancing the most annoying part of it.

    It’s not just for kids. If you spend $100 on a few books or triple that for a PS4, hell, I’d pay $500 for a pain free device like this was for me. I placed a pre-order so hopefully I’ll get mine in a month or two, so we’ll wait and see.

    1. natalie hawkins
      natalie hawkins August 22, 2014 at 5:36 am | | Reply

      How do you like it?

    2. SA
      SA August 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm | | Reply

      Hi, is it really painfree? Does it leave circles on the lanced site? Thanks

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  10. Phil
    Phil August 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm | | Reply

    Being 25 might change my opinion versus the older generations when it comes to discreet testing but I actually like lancing. Of course I also like blood, so any device that’s supposed to be the fastest most painless device, I’ll try it. But for $129? I’ll suffice with my Fastclix and having to squeeze a bit to get a drop. I’ve also tried the One Touch Delica which is supposed to have almost 0 side to side movement I still found it tearing, even with a new lancet each time, more than my Fastclix which hardly ever tears at all. I trust a drum system for keeping the lancets straight versus having to manually insert a new lancet and twist off the cap which can bend the needle just barely that it’ll tear and hurt like hell.

  11. Sandy Brown
    Sandy Brown November 15, 2014 at 9:26 am | | Reply

    This gentle lancing device is so easy to use and is a vital part of my insulin station (dresser top)…i got the best customer support from Genteel when I had a question…my fingertips thank me…at 75 yrs. old it is a convenience that is awesome for me.

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