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How often do you change lancets?

Discussion in 'Teens' started by miss_behave, May 12, 2007.

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How often do you change lancets

  1. with every poke

    8 vote(s)
    16.0%
  2. once a day

    9 vote(s)
    18.0%
  3. weekly/monthly

    19 vote(s)
    38.0%
  4. people actually change lancets :O ? (almost never)

    14 vote(s)
    28.0%
  1. miss_behave

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    Hmm well some of the parents were shocked that I very rarely change lancets... just wondering how often you guys do
     
  2. Diane14

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    change it everytime
     
  3. s0ccerfreak

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    I change it when it gets dull and i cant get any blood out of my finger
     
  4. TheFormerLantusFiend

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    I change it more than once per day but not with every prick... probably two or three times a day, with four to ten pricks per day.
     
  5. Nana

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    Usually I change it every time :)
     
  6. AmandaCRMX

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    I change it when my strips run out..
     
  7. Kristen

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    Agreed but I hardly ever change them anyway...
     
  8. Tori

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    How do you do the poll things?:confused:
     
  9. divabetic429

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    I don't change them much, but I change them if the needle gets really dull.
     
  10. Nancy in VA

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    I'm happy to hear others that don't change it every time. I felt horrible that I didn't and I know I should change it more often than I do. Since we go through a vial of strips about every 2.5 days, maybe I'll set that as my goal too! Great idea!
     
  11. dragonkeeper

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    I only change it when it gets dull. My parents don't use the same monitor as me so we all have different lancets. So we don't change them everyday even thou doctors probably prefer you change it daily for sanatary reasons, but my whole family changes them when they get dull.
     
  12. munchkingirl

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    hmm.... changing lancets?? heehee! I don't until I get a poke that hurts like crap, then I decide its time for a fresh one!
     
  13. catgirl793

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    You mean we are supposed to change those things? :p ;)
     
  14. Jeff

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  15. flabby_abi

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    is it bad that i never change them? haha. i mean is it dangerous or something??:confused:. my sister always yells at me for not changing it. she is a rn and she has a cow over little things.
     
  16. NickJonaslover8

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    Lancets

    I am really suprised to hear that I am not the only one that sometimes hardly changes their lancet. I am just a slob when It comes to cleaning my accu chek case. Oops!:eek: :)
     
  17. Sammerjam

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    I change my lancet every three times i use it...that is what they told me to do at the hospital when i was diagnosed. to keep track, i just write down when i changed in my notebook with my bs numbers.
     
  18. snowkitten

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    :eek: I change my lancet with every poke. :)
     
  19. Stacey Nagel

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    Hey, I didnt know you're supposed to change them??
    I'd say Jesse changes it when it becomes so dull that it doesnt pierce the skin anymore....
     
  20. apostolicgirl

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    I usually change mine about twice a day. NO more than three times. SO i have HUNDREDS of lancets in my "D" cabinet.:p
     

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