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Genteel lancet device

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Bill1963, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Bill1963

    Bill1963 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi everyone have seen on another site that Dr Bernstein is recommending the use of the Genteel lancet device. Just wondering if anyone has used it ?
     
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  2. beardie

    beardie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a quick look on the internet. $129.00? Perhaps for a child? I wonder why he recommends that?:rolleyes:
     
  3. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Well, mine doesn't swear or cuss, if that counts..........
     
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  4. beardie

    beardie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I wondered about the spelling too.
     
  5. Heathenlass

    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Or you hold it with your little finger raised :D Mine is just plain vulgar :D:D

    Signy
     
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  6. beardie

    beardie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Behave.
     
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  7. Heathenlass

    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No.:D

    Signy
     
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  8. Heathenlass

    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, I don't think it's available in the UK . I suspect it's similar to the one called " Comfort", or something that sounds like a fabric conditioner ;) that claims to be less painful .

    It's never been a problem for me, being well hard :p so I've not investigated it as you can tell :rolleyes:

    Signy
     
  9. Fallgal

    Fallgal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would love to be able to afford this. It says there is international shipping available. Maybe I'll start saving up, or ask for it for my birthday in June. :)

    My podiatrist's office uses the Comfort lancet, but they are disposables. That could get really pricy.
     
  10. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    It does make it sound like a lot of type twos are wusses, when you listen to the radio interview on the website! Frankly having a lancing device that requires a payment plan seems to me to be something aimed squarely at insurance companies....

    Maybe I'm just to inert when it comes to the pain of lancing, because diabetes hurts, don't you know...
     
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  11. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Not heard of them, but the best lancet is the one that you find most comfortable to use, the Multiclix lancets (made by Accu-Chek) are really good and as it has 6 lancets per drum you don't have to keep changing it after every bg test.
     
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  12. jennyw1976

    jennyw1976 Type 2 · Member

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    I got a Genteel. I'm newly diagnosed and have a fear of needles, so the genteel lancing device has particularly been a life send for me. I heard about it from a mother in FB diabetes group whose daughter hated testing because of the sting. I ordered it on their website, and got it in less than two weeks. Best money I've spent so far. Genteel is definitely a "luxury" item but I'm now testing more often than before - so I feel the cost is worth it. I think it must've been a subconscious thing (not lancing) as I'm still getting used to having to test my BG.

    FYI: It uses generic lifescan lancets "J&J OneTouch UltraSoft" which I found good so I didn't have to reorder specific lancets from a US based company.

    Hope that helps xo
     
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  13. bwoo1978

    bwoo1978 Parent · Member

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    ha! what a random thread. I just read about this on David Mendosa's blog. He recommended it in a podcast/blog I believe. I was just looking at one for my t2 daughter. I went to their webpage, and this video cracked me up. I'll need to think more about it as it's $100~ or so.

     
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    jennyw1976 Type 2 · Member

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    I hadn't seen that video before. Cute little mug!
     
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    sir_gary Prediabetes · Newbie

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    handsome little guy! :)

     
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    scottlemaitre55 · Member

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    I have a genteel system, although it's very good, the customer service offered by the company, based in US, is dreadful to the point of being rude!
     
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    The One touch Delica is one of the best finger pricker lancets that Ive used so far. I don't prick my finger tips very much any more and tend to use the front of my fingers below the nail bed. Only needs a prick setting of 1 or 2 and that's enough to draw a droplet sufficient to go on yr average teststrip.
     
  18. pollensa

    pollensa · Guest

    Hello there,

    Yes I have, I purchased it here in Mallorca, it is absolutely fantastic, its painless, you can test wherever you want the palm hand, top or inside of arm, above the knee, there is different colour gradings for the depth of testing, I only use the one, which you can use anywhere and also continue to test on finger as well.

    It functions as a Suction its amazing, you dont have to squeeze fingers anymore and you dont have sore fingers or zones anymore, well I dont anyway. East to use, stylish and a most wonderful technique of testing ones blood sugar.

    Once you have tried it, you wont go back to anything else in my personal opinion, its not cheap, but when no pain, or sore fingers its worth it Yes?

    Hope this assists,

    Mallorca
     
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  19. Gabrielle_Tai

    Gabrielle_Tai Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I want one also.
     
  20. Chowie

    Chowie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think at that price it's called a Libre. My ISP blocks me from going to the site as it's apparently infected with Spyware.
     
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