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Renewing lance needles

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Robbieswan, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They use them in hospitals, at my GP's and at the pathology shop when testing / harvesting blood. Good enough for them good enough for me.
     
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  2. Contralto

    Contralto Other · Well-Known Member

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    I wash my hands soap and rinse with water and then dry them before a reading and only wipe the blood off after testing with part of an alcohol pad, partly to do something antibacterial. The amount of alcohol used to clean a lancet (which is then dried is very minimal, being on a needle

    I realize I am a cheap out.
     
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  3. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Even your soft boiled/runny ones??:wideyed::D

    Robbity
     
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  4. Gannet

    Gannet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have pricked my finger countless times when sewing. I've never had an infection, so pricking a finger with a needle that was sterile to start with is less likely to cause problems. I change the needle when I think about it - about once a month if I remember.
     
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  5. Deanoh

    Deanoh Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Everyone who's spoken to me about this suggests changing it after 4 uses, can't say that I've stuck to that though :p sometimes more, sometimes less, depending if I remember how many times I've used it.
     
  6. TheBigNewt

    TheBigNewt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I can go a pretty long time using the same one. I use it 'til it bounces off! Seriously never had an infection. Never owned an alcohol wipe. Soap and water sometimes.
     
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