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20G 0r 30G Lancets for TEE machine?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Mrs T 123, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hi All

    I feel this answer is probably obvious but ... I am about to purchase some lancets does anyone know what the difference is between the 2?
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I ordered supplies with the Tee2 tester from Spirit Healthcare and it came to the 30 variant - if that is any help. I have some different lancets from an old device and they do not work well with it and need to be used on the highest setting or they do not do the job - they might possibly be the other one - they are green not blue - if that is any help.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    20G seems very large for finger pricking, 28G or 30G are normal.
     
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  4. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Cheers - I have the green but don't rate them it can sometimes be a little sore so I will try the blue this time. The accu check are a lot better but more expensive, of course.
     
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    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Apologies on further checking it was indeed 28 and not 20. So the 30 would be a finer needle so I will give them a try - thanks
     
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    mymuk Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I've tried both. The blue are much preferable, the green are noticeably thicker and more painful.
     
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    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks for that - I have ordered the blue and yes the green are painful
     
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