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Re-using lancets?

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Kjell, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Kjell

    Kjell Type 2 · Active Member

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    It seems a waste to only use a lancet (accu-check) once if I'm the only one using it . How many times do other people use them, please?
     
  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    Lots! Never counted but it is a long time since I changed my lancet.
     
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I try to change them 4 times a year or so...
    Leaflet and nurse say use once though.
     
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  4. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I have a Accu-Chek Fastclix. I change the lancet every time I start a new tub of 50 strips, so a six lancet magazine lasts me 3 x 100 boxes of strips.
     
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  5. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Once they begin to hurt. Like a worn out needle on an LP
     
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  6. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I change mine every February 29th, whether it needs it or not.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use to be really bad at changing them, I still have a box of unused lancets from 2006. Yikes!
    But I’ve been getting better at changing them because it gets quite painful with a very used lancet
     
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  8. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    It's not hard to change a six lancet magazine on a Accu-Chek lancing device.

    Pull the cap off, remove old magazine, replace with a new magazine, put cap back on...
     
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  9. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use a Accu chek multiclix and got 3 boxes on prescription when I was diagnosed over 10 years ago - still have one unopened box and just under half of another :)
     
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  10. EllieM

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    I just use a bare lancet, no delivery device at all, and I generally change them when they get blunt and I find it difficult to get enough blood out when I stab my finger. Sometimes I just change them because I feel like I haven't changed one for a while. I'm guessing I probably get between 10 and 50 stabs per needle....
     
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  11. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Same here. :D
     
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  12. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    and here!
     
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  13. mike@work

    [email protected] Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Put me on the list also...:angelic:
     
  14. eventhorizon

    eventhorizon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Is it that time of year already......
     
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  15. searley

    searley Type 1 · Moderator
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    About every 3 months/when it gets so worn it no longer draws blood

    It's been so long since I got some on prescription that my gp has removed them from my repeat
     
  16. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    I've never bothered to put them on prescription, I just get a new box of lancets every couple of years.....:)
     
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  17. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    The same here, they are not subsidised by the NDSS so pay the full price for them around $20.00.
     
  18. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You can change them?:woot:
     
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  19. Struma

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    Single use only - Fastclix.
     
  20. Laconic

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    I suppose check with a well used Lancet then try again with a new one, if not much difference then carry on re using Lancets
     
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