(Edited to clarify that we're talking about
lancets for pricking the finger to test blood sugar, not needles for injecting medication.)
Hi Joni! Hope you're doing well! I'm going to give you two answers. The first answer is that the doctor's office will tell you to change them (the lancets) every time. My second answer is that I don't.
I don't change them every time because I think it's wasteful. I also wash my hands (particularly the fingers) before I test, of course, and I also wipe the point with rubbing alcohol. I use each lancet several times. The point will become dulled with use and not draw the blood bead that you want, so you should change the lancet to a new one if you think this is happening.
I know that these are not the instructions from my doctor or from the lancet packages and under other circumstances, the lancet should be changed each time, but I am the only one using it and I am very careful about
cleanliness. This is my personal choice.
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating
Post Edited (LanieG) : 3/24/2014 9:21:41 AM (GMT-6)