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  1. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter May 17, 2014 at 9:35 am | | Reply

    Thank you for the advice not to milk my finger. Is it normal to need to dial up to a higher setting? I’ve had LADA 10 years and the #2 setting isn’t doing it anymore. I use the lancets that come in a drum.

    Love the pictures.

    1. Wil
      Wil May 17, 2014 at 11:23 am | | Reply

      Mary–most of my peeps use depth settings 4-6. No fear! Go for a bigger number!

  2. Karen
    Karen May 17, 2014 at 9:38 am | | Reply

    Love your fantastic twist on today’s topic!! :) And believe it or not, I actually change my lancet every morning before my fasting test. (I know, crazy, right?)

  3. riva
    riva May 17, 2014 at 10:05 am | | Reply

    Here’s another tip: Most of the lancing devices are cheap crap and hurt. I have always found the Accu-chek multi clix and fast clix devices and the Delica device far less painful. I actually pine for a lancing device that was around for about two minutes called Pelikan, but it was electronic and far too expensive to produce ;-(

    1. Jennifer B
      Jennifer B May 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm | | Reply

      I miss the Pelikan too! Oh so much!!

  4. Tim Steinert
    Tim Steinert May 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm | | Reply

    As a short-timer (almost 5 years), I am very quick to ditch what doesn’t work. My meter is a Contour, the bag is from an accu-chek meter and the lancing device is from my TrueTest meter (the brand of meter my insurance company provides). I only set it to the lowest level (1) and it works just fine. Resetting the spring-action is the most annoying thing about it. About 10% of the time, I pull the top off of it completely.

  5. David
    David May 17, 2014 at 10:26 pm | | Reply

    Tx for the laugh.

  6. Diabetic Living
    Diabetic Living May 18, 2014 at 1:09 am | | Reply

    hey william, great article. specially the pictures.

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