Re: Changing lancet
- From: "Ozgirl" <are_we_there_yet@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 09:36:30 +1000
Steve, in all my years as a diabetic and participating in diabetic groups and forums I have not known of one person who has got an infection from a lancet. How often do you cut yourself or scrape your skin? I am a klutz and and cut myself or trip over frequently. No infections, even after hitting the dirt! I don't share lancets with other people. Do you see blood on your lancet? You shouldn't, the lancet is in and out too quickly and anyway its your own blood and your own organisms on your own body. I am sure if your body was going to hurt you it would have done so by now. You are more at risk of a problem from handling money than you are of injecting yourself with your own stuff.
"steve" <shmartonak@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:5b408122-a002-41dc-a447-398813befe45@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On May 27, 10:21 am, info...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:On Fri, 27 May 2011 03:18:42 -0700 (PDT), steve
>I change every day or two. I really don't understand the folks that
>go for weeks or months without changing.
Seriously, what's not to understand? I change once a year, if that. I
changed most recently because the lancing device broke.
Changing frequently means disposing of sharp pointy things frequently.
Where's the sense in that?
Well let's see... My assumption is that a new lancet is sterile. I
further assume that after three or four sticks it's not. I'm not real
comfortable with the idea of breaking my skin with a non-sterile
instrument. Would you share your lancet with someone else? Maybe my
assumptions are wrong. I dunno. But like I said, lancets are cheap.
As for disposal, the wife and I wind up with half a dozen empty pill
vials every month. I put my used test strips and lancets in one of
them. Takes a couple of weeks to fill up a small one. I put the cap
on and toss it in the trash.
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