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Re: [IP] Re: Quarterly Lancet Change Reminder

In a message dated 4/5/03 8:28:53 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> Not to sound like a nag, but changing lancets only 4 x per year really 
> isn't
> healthy!  Bacteria grows on those things and then when you put it into your
> skin the bacteria goes into your skin no matter how clean your finger is.
> And the duller the needle the more it will hurt.  Statistically it's almost
> half as sharp the second time you use it...so how sharp is it 2 months
> later?  A nurse told me all this, it's not like I'm reading the back of a
> lancet box.  I realize some people need to save money and so they use 
> things
> repeatedly, and granted I don't always remember to change mine every test 
> or
> even every day... but we all should try to change them often.  Ok, down off
> my soap box now.  ;)
> Julie
        No need to get too serious, Julie!   ; )
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