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RE: [IP] How do you choose a lancet?

>Given the recent discussion and some agreement about lancing and
>changing the lancet very rarely, I'm trying to decide what lancets I
>should get.  On the one hand, it seems like I should get the BD Ultra
>Fine II because they are the thinnest available.  However, in trying
>these, it *seems* that because they are so small, they don't puncture a
>hole in my calloused fingers large enough to get a sufficient drop of
>blood.  Given this, I'm wondering if I should go with a thicker lancet.
>Any advice would be appreciated, as well as suggestions for specific
>brands of lancets, if not the BD Ultra Fine II.  FWIW, I'm using an
>auto-Lancet lancing device and I don't intend to change that, unless
>someone has something really nifty that they would like to suggest.

 I have been doing studies with families that have kids with diabetes. The most
popular lancet is the BD Ultrafine III (33 gauge needle). In addition, they like
the new BD lancing device. It really varies from person to person. This has just
been a common theme I keep noticing.

Denise Owens
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