For the last couple months I have been using the onetouch delica. It is a thinner lancet and most of the time i can get a bleeder just fine. Today i had an occurance where i tried to test where i could not get it to lance. I tried different lancets to make sure it wasnt that and that the device was working fine. I had to switch to a larger gauge lancet on another device to get a sample. a couple hours later when i had to test again i tried using the delica and was able to get a sample. It was not the device. has anyone had the occurance where they were not able to get a sample with a thinner gauge lancet.
I use alternate site testing for 99% of the time. The lancets are too thin and this has been a peeve for years. To get the thicker non standard ones costs more than $30 a box. A single box would last a lifetime since I only change about once a year.
But I'm on the road and moving frequently. Have had to leave stuff behind several times already, or just forgot it. (sigh) Hate to have that happen to one more expensive thing, so I guess I'll just use multiple stabs.
For anyone not familiar with alternate site testing, this is a good link.
I think on here I saw a section for non-prescription supplies to trade or donate, I bet there are some who have a drawer full of the thicker lancets they would be willing to give up or trade. I have never even thought of alternate site testing, so thanks for the link.
The delica doesn't work for me at all. My fingers are WAY too calloused. Delica is for newbies with soft fingers :-)