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Microlet 2 Lancing Device Broken

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by type1harley, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. type1harley

    type1harley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,
    I use 2 Contour XT meters, one for home and one for school, and recently I noticed one of the lancing devices is not working very well. Before I would only need to pull back the thingy before you could press the button and prick yourself, but with this one, I need to do it at least 20 times before anything happens.
    Could I get a replacement?
  2. sanguine

    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You could always get a lancing device and lances from another system like SD Codefree if you can't get spares. It's just a way of getting a sample after all.
  3. borderter

    borderter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The maker should replace it ,just call and ask for a new one.In my experience most manufactures are happy to help
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  4. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    The Microlet has to be one of the worst lancing devices on the market, ask your DSN for a Accu-Chek meter and use the Multiclix lancing device that comes with the meter, each drum has 6 lancets and is a much better device all round.
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  5. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I couldn't agree more. I started off with a Fastclix which ( love (if you can ever love a gadget for stabbing yourself with :eek:) and which I assume is similar to the Multiclix - and carried on using it when I replaced my old meter with a new Contour. THe Fastclix is also simple, convenient, fast and easy to use, and you only have to worry about inserting/disposing of one neat little drum instead of having to fiddle about inserting individual lancets then messing about for ages trying to stick the sharp end into the little plastic disk thingy. My meals used to be cold before I was done with it!

    However if you have trouble getting a replacement for your Microlet and really do want one, I have a brand new spare that you are more than welcome to!

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