Well, I'm not in a great position to make that kind of comparison, but I guess I can honestly say that drawing blood with a spring-loaded lancet is far worse than any pap smear I ever had.
Multiclix but I use it alternate site and the darn clear cap for that keeps cracking. Maybe my fault but aggravating. This thread was a great idea am thinking now about the fastclix.
I have a multiclix but have not used it yet, what put me off was the notion that you would have to change the drum after six texts which seemed a little wasteful to me?
Is this not the case?
I have been using the BD microlet 2 for a year or so, which I like as it is small, however the gauge setting keeps shifting around in my bag which is irritating as it invariably causes me to have to prick my fingers twice.
Don't most lancets only have one use instead of six of the drum?? Personally I change it once in a blue moon. I reuse each lancet many many times.
Yes that is what I meant, I currently change my lancet every 50-100 tests (whoops)
I thought that as a design feature of the multiclix the lancets withdrew into the drum after 6 uses and then the drum had be changed?
Nope, you can keep using the lancets, forwarding to a new one on the drum whenever your little heart desires. It sounds like the new version (the FastClix) is not like that though. Not giving up my Multiclix!
Yeah for those of us that reuse the Fastclix probably is not a good idea ; ) . Now I am thinking what if they discontinue the Multi? Seriously the price of the multi had quadrupled on amazon since I last replaced one.
Hmmm...and the Multiclix is the only lancing device with a drum where you can reuse? I may stock up on drums in case it goes out of production. My first batch have lasted nearly 6 years!
I think buying an Avia meter with the Multiclix is also cheaper, but yeah my concern is with the fastlix they will discontinue the Multi. I stocked up on drums, I am infamous for losing my case with all the goods.
Well I went through my diabetes samples stash box. I found two black multiclix devices and one fastclix, as well as about 100 drums for the multiclix ha..
Think Roche gave them to me when I went on my pump. Being using it on 3.5 for the last few days and am now a convert. So thanks for this thread.
My fingertips are always in a state, black dots all over them and callouses. I have to file them down with a pumice stone every few weeks ha.
Hopefully the multiclix will be a little kinder :)
As long as you do not rotate the top end of the lancing device - you will reuse the same lancet as last time. There are six rotations/drum. How many hits you use it for before rotating the drum is up to you.