So I was talking to my Doctor last visit and she stated there was a patient(Wasn't her patient);
two years after being diagnosed, who was complaining
about how painful her finger sticks were. That patient's Doctor asked her: "Well,
how often do you change your lancits"?

The patient replied. "Oh, you can change them?"

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Comment by Domo! on May 2, 2010 at 9:16am
hmm interesting i'l try and change mine every once a week or something, or when i remember
Comment by BinkyJ45 on May 2, 2010 at 9:49am
My grandmother didn't know she could change them. Several years ago I was visiting with her for several days and was changing the lancet and as complaining about dropping the needle cover. She said she never had that problem because she didn't need to change her's. I checked her lancet and it was changeable, but she never had done it. I had to show her after she had been using the same one for nearly who know how long!
Comment by Kathyann on May 2, 2010 at 10:58am
Too funny. I know a lot of people don't change them on the site, but they do get dull and it hurts more.
Comment by T1Student on May 2, 2010 at 3:20pm
I change mine once a yr rather needed or not :o
Comment by Betty J on May 2, 2010 at 3:34pm
I change mine when the mood hits me about once every few weeks.
Comment by Elizabeth on May 2, 2010 at 4:08pm
Yeah, I have to admit, I only ever change Eric's when he starts saying "ow" when I poke him. The daycare folks are better about it though.
Comment by Gerri on May 2, 2010 at 6:42pm
I change mine maybe every 6 months or longer. I really can't feel a difference between a new one & an old one.
Comment by Michael Dobies on May 3, 2010 at 5:52am
I 'm usually a 1-2 week changer. It seems I've got a stash of lancets to last a lifetime.
Comment by Robin M on May 3, 2010 at 8:47am
Wow! I only do two pokes (perhaps three) per lancet and I thought THAT was "illegal" (in diabetes care terms!) (Just to let you know, I'm not new to diabetes, have had it for 31 yrs.)
Comment by Robin M on May 3, 2010 at 8:49am
Oh I hope I didn't come across sounding insulting -- that was not intended at all, sorry! I realize that they are expensive and that's the reason I started reusing mine.

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