Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Shocking Confession . . . .

I feel that I need to admit something.  Something that I know will come as a great shock to most of you.  But I can’t hide it anymore.  So here goes . . . . .

I change my lancet every morning!  *gasp*

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That’s right.  It’s true.  Okay, I may miss a morning here and there every few months - but for the most part, my lancet gets changed each and every morning before I take my fasting reading.  No #BluntLancet for me!!

I sure hope that doesn’t get me voted out of the Diabetes Club!!

21 comments:

  1. No, we won't kick you out of the club. But I AM making a notation in your Permanent File. :)

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  2. Wow! I'm impressed! But, if it makes you feel any better, I know a family who changes their daughter's lancet every TEST! Yup.

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  3. you're weird. ;)

    (though to T1s, I might be weird, too. I change it every time I open a new vial of test strips - which for me, is about every week or two.)

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  4. gasp! you're so bold!! i admire your courage. ;)

    high five for changing lancets!

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  5. Ha! When I was first diagnosed, I changed my lancet every test! I think I did that for the first five or six months, and then I just stopped! When I got my pump and its associated meter, they sent me eight boxes of test strips (50 count) and 10 lancets. Then I changed my ways :)

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  6. OK...so, I didn't realize PWDs don't change them that often. Is it everyone? I change Joe's about 4 times a day (we check a BG about 12 x a day...are we weird???

    Great post. I had no idea. And...I hope they don't kick you outta the club Karen.

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  7. Wait... no... hang on... You mean you can *change* them? Tch! Who knew!

    Mike

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  8. Same here for Grace - every morning. She checks about 10 times a day, so we SHOULD change it more often, but I think 1x a day is excellent considering I remember it at all!
    No kicking out of the club, not allowed.
    Glad you shared though!

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  9. For what it's worth, I have been changing my lancet more often (not each morning, but every few days) because I find they work better when it's a new lancet and sometimes I can't get any blood from a really well-worn lancet. Shocking, huh? Who would have thought!

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  10. The kids change theirs along with their needle tips every morning. Well...every morning that I remind them. So you know that means that when they leave home they will never change a thing because Mom's not there to remind them!

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  11. My original prescription at diagnosis was for 200 lancets and 50 strips. Like, duh?!? Should've been the other way round!

    I used up that first box of strips in under a week. I'm still on that first box of lancets! That was June 2010...

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  12. that has to be some kind of record.

    <3

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  13. Not fair! I had that as a topic for sometime soon.
    I just started changing them every couple of days. It was hurting and I decided that it made sense. Maybe it's the cold but it has made a big difference.
    Maybe I'm a wimp.

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  14. I change them every morning too!

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  15. I change mine every time I test - I take no chances...

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  16. Impressive! I TRY to remember to change Nate's every night at bedtime. It's all good!

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  17. I get mine through the mail on a one stip/lancet ratio. I use a new one almost every time. Plus, I'm a microbiologist. I have to see the results of wound infections daily and its not pretty.

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  18. We change our lancet with every single test!

    Actually after insurance coverage lancets are probably the cheapest prescription we get filled (less than $20 for 900) so we use a fresh one each time.

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  19. I change about every test too. But I also use a multi-click lancet device (which holds 6 lancets in a barrel, making it really easy to change between lancets). I use a barrel a day more or less, and am trying to test 5 to 8 times a day on that one barrel.

    The thought of using one lancet all *day* gives me shivers, using one lancet all week makes my fingers scared.

    I know a lot of pwd reuse, maybe if i didn't have a multiclick i would too, but I just picture rusty, 'blunt lancets' in my minds eye:(

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  20. I change mine at Halloween every year, when I do the smoke detector batteries...only kidding.

    I forget to change them, until their blüntness reminds me. Changing them more frequently just seems to be yet another way for diabetes to steal a few seconds from me on a regular basis.

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