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YES, only way to go. Pat.

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Sorry George!!!

I lost my post for yesterday.



The answer was YES !!!!
both days Pat in Maine. emoticon

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yes. Bought some new lancets and strips the other day.


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Yes I did today, I rarely forget but that was how it happened yesterday.



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NO, so sorry I used the yesterdays one. I got up and was really hungry. Washed my hands and back in kitchen I peeled my banana and bit into it. I frantically washed up again and it was quicker to use it over.
I had to tell the truth. It was 96 so I was happy it was under 100. emoticon

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I am with you GEORGE a loud YES !!!!

Have a great day, I know I plan to. !!!!!!!!

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Yes again !!!!!!! emoticon

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YES!!

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YES, But I hesitated, it was the last one.
I had to reload a cylinder of lancets. I was ready to reuse it but thought better of it and opened the new box Pat in Maine. emoticon


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ALWAYS!!!

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Definitely!!

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Yes again, I hope you all are able to do it. Pat in Maine. emoticon

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YES, YES, YES!!!!

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emoticon YES I DID, Pat in Maine.

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GEORGE I might have confused you. My lancet device has 6 lancets so I had to change the cartridge.

I like to have a small droplet it does not take very much. I always wash my hands in hot water and use the smallest I can. I never (TOUCHING WOOD FOR LUCK) have sore or bleeding fingers. Sounds like you are doing well here. Well done Pat in Maine.

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Yes. I use a #5 because the #6 was too hard of a puncture wound to achieve the blood drop.


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I must admit I considered not doing it because I had used # 6 and I like to test as soon as I get up and washed hands.
YES I did I thought about this thread so Thanks for posting here. emoticon emoticon

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YES again. Pat in Maine.

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I will do it slowly I like it that way.
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Be mindful that happiness isn't based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people we love and respect.

Remember that while money talks, Friendships sing and laugh out loud.


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No. Only because I didn't test today. Probably will test tomorrow though.


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Yes, YES, YES emoticon

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JUST DO IT!

Be mindful that happiness isn't based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people we love and respect.

Remember that while money talks, Friendships sing and laugh out loud.


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YES, YES, YES emoticon

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JUST DO IT!

Be mindful that happiness isn't based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people we love and respect.

Remember that while money talks, Friendships sing and laugh out loud.


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Yes always, I used two actually I wanted a later check it was good,. Pat in Maine,.

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Be mindful that happiness isn't based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people we love and respect.

Remember that while money talks, Friendships sing and laugh out loud.


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YES!!! Every day for sure. Pat in Maine. emoticon

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my gastroenterologist (gotta love that word for sure) treats his patients like he would expect to be treated himself and his family also..i am lucky to have him for sure my blood sugar had to be 250 before they started the test and that's hard to do with no eating for 12 hours lol
change every single time..if it hurts i won't do it and the finger remembers when i go to stitching and is sore another lol
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Cleaned meter and new lancet drum today. emoticon

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IT IS SO ODD THAT THEY DO NOT REALISE IF WE CAN USE THE LANCETS TO GAIN CONTROL, THEN OTHER PROCEDURES BECOME LESS NECESSARY. IT MAKES LITTLE SENSE TO ME. HAVE ANY OF YOU CONTACTED THE MANUFACTURERS TO SEE IF THEY WILL HELP YOU OUT. I OFTEN TALK TO ACCUCHECK, THEY HAVE BEEN GOOD TO ME WITH USING THE SITE.

ROCHE MIGHT HELP. THEY ARE THE PARENT COMPANY.
I AM REPLACING MY LANCET DAILY FROM NOW ON. I WANT NO CONTAMINANTS. HUGS PAT IN MAINE. emoticon
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Pat - sounds like you lucked out with your new doctor -- I will never go back to the doc who did my colonoscopy. I let my gp know about my mistreatment; then I read in the paper a few days later that a woman had died during the procedure the day of mine. That pretty much explained my mistreatment, but now I just plain ole wouldn't trust him. 8-)
(You didn't luck out, necessarily, because nobody died, but because he was so attentive to your needs.)
You make a very good point about the saving money by eating right.

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I recently went through a colonoscopy procedure and the New Dr. I chose for my GI issues was very thorough in my testing. Once I was fasting he told me to test 2 to 4 hours and late at night and early morning before the test. I was to log them and if It was not in range I was to call the hospital to speak with him. I did not need any of that but I did test and used a clean lancet every time.
These days I feel like I have got my A1c under control thanks to Sparks and the trackers so I am more liberal with strips. I feel I am saving money by eating right and exercising to keep sugars in range. It is working well for me. Pat in Maine. emoticon

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Remember that while money talks, Friendships sing and laugh out loud.


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For me it depends on the financial situation. End of month/money? Yeah, been there! LOL

I much prefer using a new lancet each time, since not only is it more sterile, the tip will be sharper and hurt less--and the ReLion tips I was using were pretty inexpensive--but I lost my lancet device recently and couldn't find a replacement of the same type... The one my endo gave me takes a different type of tip that I haven't seen anywhere before... so until I can figure out where to get more, I'm making the ones I have last.

I do NOT use alcohol, too drying... I wash before testing, unless it's an emergency... if I'm stuck in traffic or something like that, and need to test, there isn't much choice.

No one else ever handles my testing supplies. They are repackaged, and zippered into the pouch after each use. If I need to reuse a tip, I'm not going to worry too much about MRSA. My skin will be clean first, anyway... and any germs on the tip will be my own.

And my endo just reminded me recently not to test or inject in public restrooms. Doesn't matter if it was "just cleaned", it's actually safer to do it in my car. because if there are germs there, in the air or on surfaces, they are mine and not foreign to me. I guess you're more likely to get an infection from foreign bacteria.

If I should drop an uncapped lancet, I throw away that tip and start over.

It really is a choice, when it comes down to it. Your medical team will more than likely advise you not to re-use, so you need to decide what you are comfortable with--what ever you decide, stick to a routine and note things down. I know that the more consistent I am, the less likelihood there is that something will go wrong! LOL

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I wash my hands too before testing.


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I always wash my hands and use a new needle and lancet every time.

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I change everytime. I am scared to death of getting MRSA and do not want to lose fingers etc. I rather be safe then sorry. Use new needles for pens and syringe for lantus. I do know a lot of people do not change the needles on there lancet everytime. Wash hands before checking BS. Just think if you have a deadly germ on your hands ( from dirty money/grocery cart etc) and you prick your finger It is getting into your blood stream/body faster. Could possibly kill you. Love and light Carol


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I change w/each test. But I do NOT clean the site with alcohol. I use soap and hot water and rinse thoroughly. I just found too much of the alcohol residue remained and I ended up with skewed blood sugar readings.

Bottom line is . . . follow the advice of your diabetic educator AND do what works best for YOU.

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5/12/13 5:32 P

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I was told by the educator that lancets can be used to save money and I did it that way, I asked about this on our site and I felt the consensus was change every time. I much prefer it that way.

Pat in Maine.
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5/12/13 3:39 P

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I change every time.



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5/12/13 1:08 P

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i reuse everything.... lancets.. needles,.,. i use vials for lantus and pen for humalog... so there's no using the wrong stuff..

betsy
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5/12/13 12:42 P

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Everytime, never use the same lancet twice

Donna B.

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5/12/13 12:36 P

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For the first 18 years since I was diagnosed with D type2, I used a new lancet with every test.

Then I started having a hard time finding the lancets for the Delica one that I was using..So, I started skipping a few times.
Then I asked, in a thread on another Diabetes site, "How often do you change your lancet?" And found that I was the only person who was changing it every day.
So now, I try to remember to do it once a week, but sometimes go even longer. LOL!
I changed lancets in both meters last Wednesday.



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5/12/13 12:24 P

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I did.

Em
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