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Honestly now , how often do you change your lancet

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Diabeticger, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No advice / recommendations or judgement just post how often you do it

    Once every 2 weeks for me
     
  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    About 4 times a year.
    At 3 or 4 pricks a day.
     
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  3. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can’t remember the last time - probably Christmas lol
     
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  4. TooSweetForMe

    TooSweetForMe Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I change mine about once a day - but I have sensitive fingertips and can tell when they start to get dull.
     
  5. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When they hurt.
     
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  6. rosemaree

    rosemaree Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a set time, but probably every 3 to 6 weeks or so, depends how much I have been testing :)
     
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  7. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When I remember, which isn't very often - even though I do have the fast-clix drums that make it dead easy to change
     
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  8. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    About twice a week.
     
  9. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    3 times a year maximum. If it doesn't hurt I don't change it.
     
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  10. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Every time for lancets, but not my needle tips for injections.
     
  11. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    In More Usual Times - When I remember, if it's hurting, or I get a bruise.

    Currently, trying to remember every day I've been out of the house!
     
  12. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When I remember. Not very often!
     
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  13. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    When it starts to hurt - still have almost the entire box of lancets I first bought almost 4 years ago!
     
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  14. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Still working from my original box of 50 prescribed 6 years ago. Still rattles so must have plenty left in it. Test about 3 or 4 times a day, Still sinking oil wells from the same 3 finger tips. No need to seek new territory it seems. Only once had a gusher by hitting the mother-lode.
     
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  15. AloeSvea

    AloeSvea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I made a conscious decision to change my lancets regularly, so about every 10 or 15 uses? (I ended up with boxes of the things...) Miss the click lancet thingies on my old accuchek referred to above.
     
  16. Rustytypin

    Rustytypin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Usually when I start a new tub of strips, if I remember. So about every three weeks or so. Bought a box of 200 lancets over four years ago, still got a lot left.
     
  17. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Every so often, that’s remembering to move the drum to the next one, which happens when the lancet seems a bit blunt. In fairness, I don’t blood test often, the greatest number of tests happen when I’m calibrating the tech after a sensor change. After that it may be once a week to check that calibration’s still good, and whenever I need to know if a rise or fall will level off.
     
  19. T1DM2012

    T1DM2012 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Diagnosed Type 1 2012......Twice since then :oops:
     
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  20. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Only when it hurts. Months and months
     
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