Finger pricker

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  1. brucemillar

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    Folks. I have to test my blood via finger pricking several times a day.

    I currently use the Accu-Check Mobile. But the pricker is painful to use.

    Any good recommendations out there on good finger prickers?


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    The Glucomen stabbers aren't too bad. Find an advert for their glucose measuring devices, somewhere there should be a form or phone number to get a free one. The kit will include a stabber and a nice case.
     
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    I use the accucheck that take cartridges with six lancets built in.
    I’m convinced the there is less discomfort than the others and less faff.
    Confession - I use the same lancet for a day, but I take 2-3 samples a day, sometimes 1 if I’m behaving.

    Edit: and Donna being an (ex) nurse, she showed me to massage the finger first.
    And the warmer the finger (ooh err missus) the easier it is.
     
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    I forgot to add the Glucomen jobbies are adjustable, so you can select your preferred pain level ;)
     
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    I also use the accuchek 6 lancet. I must have nice soft skin as I have it set to 0.5 so barely feel it. I never use a lancet more than once.
     
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    Thank you gents. It is the accu-check that I use currently. I just wondered if there was anything better?

    I still really want the Libre Freestyle as it is wearable and negates the need to *****.

    But it is cost prohibitive (just now) and still not available on the NHS.


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