Hi Warren... I agree with you that I should change my lancet more often but, I must admit, I can't see myself doing it 8 times/day. Now that my hubby's insurance has kicked in, I know I will make it a part of my routine to change my lancet daily but, I can honestly say it wouldn't be every time - life just gets too much in the way most days for me to be that diligent with the finger-poker.
When we didn't have insurance, changing my lancets everytime would cost me about
$1.60/day or about
$48.00/month (They're about
$20.00 for a box of 100's here), and at the time I was more concerned with having "fresh" needles for injecting insulin 5 times/day. The needles alone cost me about
$85.00/mnth. I know it's robbing Peter to pay Paul but, sometimes a financial situation calls for some tough decisions and well, lancets were one of them.
I don't know why changing a finger-poker lancet can be so un-routine for some but, I seem to recall reading somewhere that I'm not the only one who's not so good with that part of the Diabetes routine. That's why I am curious as to how often people do change them.
C'mon, guys, ring in
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus