It has taken me a long time, but I like the Accucheck Multicix. I set it on 3.5. What lancing device do you prefer?

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I was a long time user of the Multiclix but now use the FastClix set on 4. They are similar but the newer FastClix has a little lever that changes the lancet instead of twisting at the top and there is no priming prior to lancing. You just press down on the plunger in one step. I like this feature the most since I've been testing for so many years, my fingers have become very calloused and hard to get blood from at times. In those cases, it saves a step if I need to re-prick the finger. Both are great and easy on the fingers.

Thanks Stacey, as I did get a Fastclix too, but have so many lancets to use still with my Multiclix I figure, I'd wait and was wondering what the improvement was. I am finding more and more people have had the same experience as I ourselves liking the accucheck lancing devices.

Multiclix - I use anywhere between 1 and 2.5 :)

Multiclix set to three.

I'm a Multiclix user as well and have transferred it over through several meters. I have mine set at 5 which might have something to do with the fact that I change it once in a blue moon. Great to hear the Fastclix skips a step, Stacy; I'll get one when I use up the Multiclix discs which I believe I have since I first started testing in 2007!

I change lacets on mine probably once a month. Huge improvement over how often I used to change them before the Multiclix!

Given the one-step nature of the Fastclix, I'm curious if it's still possible to reuse lancets. I think having to change the drum more than once a day would drive me crazy if it's not possible to reuse them.

That was my turn off to the Fastclix when I got it ; ) . I find no problem reusing a 6 drum Multi many times!

Wait, I'm confused. This Fastclix isn't a drum with 6 lancets in it?

It is, but I think the part that makes it "fast" is that it changes the lancet and primes the device in one step. Whereas the Multiclix has two steps, so you are able to skip changing the lancet if you want to (which I do all the time). The Fastclix comes with six lancets per drum, so if you test more than six times per day and it forces you to change the lancet each time you also prime to prick your finger, and you test more than six times a day, you'd end up having to change the drum more than once per day. (If that all makes sense!)

Oh yes, now I understand. Of course that makes sense. Nope, I'm not interested in that! I'll stick with the two steps and reuse my lancets as much as I want thank you!

Same...Multicix set it on 3.5.

I will have to try this Multiclix lancing device. I've always used OneTouch brands. I use the OneTouch Delica and like how gentle it is on my fingers.




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