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Type 2 How often should you change your lancet

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Peadair O Brionn, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use a different lancet for each test is this to much or should I reuse the a few times
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Official recommendation is change it each test. I change it once a day, others leave it way longer! :wideyed:
     
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    OldButBold Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I change mine every couple of days
     
  4. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That seems to be ok rachox. But I work on a construction site and it’s a bit mingin . I get my lancets-on prescription so think I’ll keep it at each test . Then at the weekend do 1 a day . Don’t think id be happy leavin it for longer as I’ve heard it can give ya strange readings
     
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    h884 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I change mine once a week or earlier if I find pricking my fingers more pianful
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    That’s wise if you’re in a grubby environment.
     
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    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is reassuring. I'd always used one per test in the past, for hygiene and just in case residue from the previous test affects the next reading. I have to admit I've been re-using the same lancets more and more recently, and thought that was just me being a bit scummy :)
     
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    Granny_grump_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I only change mine when it starts to hurt,depends how many times you test really! K
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    I tend to use mine once I get to number 5 and it begins to hurt. So roughly once a week
     
  10. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Once a month but only if I remember...
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Once a year, whether it needs it or not ;)
     
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    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same
     
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    NaijaChick Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was changing every day but then developed itchy palm where I was testing so the knowledgeables on here advised changing for every test and itchy stopped.
     
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  14. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I dial in a new lancet on my Multiclix / Fastclix device every time I open a new tub of strips. So change the six lancet drum every six tubs of strips.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    When it hurts....usually after a few months
     
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    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Once a month for me...
     
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