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Finger pricky thingy

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Dontwanttoo, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Dontwanttoo

    Dontwanttoo Type 2 · Member

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    Silly question but my mind has gone completely blank. What's the finger pricky thing called again?
     
  2. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Finger pricker or lancing device.
     
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  3. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Mines called a Fastclix...
     
  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I wasn't aware of a specific word. I refer to mine as the pricker.
     
  5. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Mine is called Vlad III.
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    A spinning wheel?

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  7. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I call it the finger pricky thing as well BUT mine is the Fastclix
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Stabber (that’s actually what paramedics call them :D )
     
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    #8 LooperCat, Nov 14, 2019 at 12:39 PM
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    The harpoon
     
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    Lizzie2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thought it was called a lancet - but finger prickly thingy is better.
     
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  11. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    A lancet is the pricky thingy that goes in the pricker device.
     
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    Norfolkmell Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine's called Fang it came free in a box of lancets, I'd worn my original one out.
     
  13. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It’s a finger lancer device but I call it the finger stabber.
     
  14. Shaul Dror

    Shaul Dror Type 2 · Member

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    Mine is the Genteel. It's a wonderful painless pricker and not restricted to finger pricking only and can prick from many places on my body. I usually prick on my palms
     
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    I think people choose to prick fingers purely for the convenience and ease of transferring the blood to the strip. I tried my palm once and apart from finding it too painful it was difficult to get a neat drop. However where one wants to stab themselves with the little devils is entirely a matter of personal choice!
     
  16. Shaul Dror

    Shaul Dror Type 2 · Member

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    Absolutely its a personal choice. The thing is with my Genteel device it's not painful because I only need to make a very tiny and shallow prick and the vacuum it generates pulls up a neat drop.
     
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    Rylando88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  18. Stephen Lewis

    Stephen Lewis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am very lucky I was able to get my insurance company to pay 70% for the cost of the Freestyle Libre. So mine is a sensor.
    The specialist I saw got upset when I said the whole process was barbaric and medieval and designed to increase the wealth of the pharmaceutical companies and there shareholders.
    Unless you have a cheap source of test strips, the FL costs less than these if you test more than 12 - 15 times a day. To get good control of your bg I think it is essential to test before and at least 2 times after each meal, then before sleeping and first thing in the morning. That's 14 tests a day. Not good on the finger tips and cannot be good for peripheral neuropathy in the hands.
    Just my personal experience.
     
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