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Re: [IP] Lancets

At 06:40 AM 9/13/1999  email @ redacted wrote:
>Sam I've never heard of anyone ever having a problem from reusing lancets,
>other than flattening.  In know: never say never, but have you ever heard
>of a problem?  I don't think infections are possible from such a little
>stick.  As noted by several, however, there is the possibitlty of sugar on
>the fingers affecting the reading, but if that's ever an issue or question
>for me, I just clean and sterilize the finger by sucking on it and then a
>quick swipe on my jeans to dry.

I would think, because you're squeezing the blood out, that any nasties 
would be carried away from the little wound. No? I started blood testing 
soon after they first came out... way back in the late 1970's sometime. 
Never had a finger infection yet.


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