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Thread #128026   Message #2862498
Posted By: GUEST,mauvepink
12-Mar-10 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Diabetes... another thread
Subject: RE: BS: Diabetes... another thread
Using lancets again has to be a bad choice. Diabetics are already compromised on peripheral circulation and just once, only once, will you need to get an infected finger to risk losing a great deal. I cannot comment on actual costs so pass no judgement on anyone who feels the need to save the money new ones cost. Diabetes is not kind to sufferers in many ways :-(

I thought the little guns that fire the lancets into you were free in the UK along with the 'jabbers'.

Whilst we used to always swab before pricking for a blood sample on the wards I believe the advise now is that it not required. So, it seems, pricking with a fresh lancet each time is far more safe than reusing a lancet cleaned with alcohol?