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How To Use A Lancet And Lancing Device

How To Use A Lancet And Lancing Device: A lancet is a piece of steel that is shaped with a point. It is used to prick the skin on your finger or other area. Using the lancet is the way you get blood to use to test your blood glucose level. Not all lancets are used for pricking. Some of them are used to make tiny incisions in the skin. Lancets use different gauges and affect the size of the incision. The lower the gauge number, the larger the incision. The higher the gauge number, the smaller the incision. Some people prefer the lancets that have higher gauges comfortable because they inflict little to no pain. However, it may take several tries before you can get an ample amount of blood for testing. This instrument has a spring inside those forces the lancet to prick or make an incision on your finger. Then it draws back quickly. With a lancing device, you can change how deep or shallow you want the incision to be. Depending on what measurement you choose, it can alleviate additional pain and discomfort. However, you have to remember whether or not you want to sacrifice a deeper incision or additional pain and discomfort. If you’re not getting the results you want, try using a d Continue reading >>

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  1. Mikayla

    I am in the process of ordering a meter and lancing device for Sasha.
    I have a question about the lancing devices.....Accu-Chek SoftClix has two
    single click devices listed on their website, and the site I think I will purchase
    from (American Diabetes Wholesale) has these two available, as well as the multi.
    The two singles seem quite similar, and I am wondering which, if either, would be best.
    Here is a brief description:
    Accu-Chek SoftClix Auto Lancing Device
    --Device contains a Comfort Dial which allows you
    to adjust the depth of the penetration.
    Accu-Chek SoftClix Plus Lancing Device
    --One-Button Operation
    --11 customizable depth settings
    --Precise lancet movement
    Any ideas which would be better? Perhaps the 'plus' is simply a
    newer version of the 'auto'.
    I am thinking maybe the 'plus' device would be better. There is not
    much difference in cost.
    Thanks for suggestions!

  2. Mickey'sMom123

    I got the regular Accu-Chek Softclix Plus device - and initially ordered it from American Diabetes, but sent it back. It arrived in a clear zip lock bag, not in a sealed box. It's a medical device, and I found it very odd that it wouldn't be in its original sealed box with the instructions. After calling them and telling them why I was sending it back, I subsequently ordered the regular Accu-Chek Soft-Clix from Drugstore.com and it arrived promptly and perfectly - sealed box containing information and instructions for the device.
    So far, I can't use it for Mickey, because I STILL can't get any blood from him (foot pad), and he's very difficult when we try from his ear. His mouth is out of the question, because unfortunately he bit me about two weeks ago. But I ordered it initially because people have been successful with it for their dogs.

  3. Patty

    I've never ordered from this company but have the regular Softclix and love it.

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