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Re: [IP] DST and Lancet Change Reminder

I found it easier to change my lancet when I have to go get another vial of
blood sugar strips from my container of 'betic supplies. I keep the clean
lancets in my little pouch in my one touch ultra's case. I do worry about
germs, bacteria and all those little life forms on my lancets but re-use
them anyway. At least with one vial of 25 strips, the lancet gets changed
every 5-6 days rather than a 182.5 day bi-annual plan change or the than a
91 day quarterly plan change. Pick a plan and change your lancets, please!
Take care! Sharon B
----- Original Message -----
From: "gail d" <email @ redacted>
To: "ip list" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 1:19 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] DST and Lancet Change Reminder

> >> From recent posts I suspect there are more than a
> >> few of us on the list who still possess a healthy
> >> sense of humor about needles, i.e., changing
> >> lancets only a few times per year. Very funny! :-)
> This isn't a joke for me...  if someone didn't remind
> me to change that darn thing - I'd never do it!  The
> current one has been there since [she thinks for a
> while] I can't remember.  At least since Christmas
> time.  Maybe before?
> In my 31+ years - I've never had an infection
> (bacterial or otherwise) from reusing the lancet
> device.  Neither did I ever have any kind of infection
> from using the same syringe over and over and over and
> over and over again (I was on MDI beginning in the
> mid-70s).
> I appreciate the reminder - now if I can just remember
> where I keep those darn annoying little boxes of
> lancets that are useless...
> -gail in denver
> Dx'd T1 02/14/72 @ age 11.  Pumping since 1985-ish.
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