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Do not take the information from this blog as medical advice in any way. Your diabetes require specialized care conducted by your currant doctor or by your medical care team. Do not change your medication or lifestyle based on information you may find here.

Although there is no known cure, diabetes can be kept under control by medication, dieting, and physical activities but only under professional attention, which this site does not offer.

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Tip Of The Week – 03/13

Less-Ouch Blood Sugar Tests

Use a Lancing Device
Lancing devices, which hold lancets, help you get an adequate blood sample with a tiny skin puncture and minimal irritation. Typically, a lancet is placed in the device and set for use by pulling back on a spring-loaded control or by pushing a plunger. The lancet is hidden, and you push a button to get the blood drop.

To use a lancing device:
1. Load a new lancet and set the device by pulling back on the spring-loaded control or by pushing the plunger.
2. Place the lancet end of the loaded device on the finger.
3. Push the button that fires the lancet. The device is less likely to wiggle than a handheld lancet, so the tiny prick is swift.

Most meters come with lancing devices. If you need a replacement device, consider:
Health-plan coverage: To save money on supplies, check if your provider covers only specific brands and quantities of lancing devices and lancets.

Size: Many are conveniently small, such as the Stat Medical Devices Qwik-Let Ultimate, which is just over 3 inches long. Look for one that will easily fit in your diabetes supply case.

Depth adjustments: Many lancing devices offer different settings to adjust how deeply the lancet penetrates the skin.

Ease of handling: Try ergonomic devices such as Bayer HealthCare’s Microlet Adjustable Lancing Device or Owen Mumford’s Autolet Impression.

Safety: Check how easy it is to remove used lancets from the device. Some eject the lancet with the push of a button. Some lancing devices have cartridges with preloaded lancet drums so you don’t have to handle individual lancets. Ask your doctor if you can try a lancing device in the office before purchasing.

“I recommend that my patients try the lancing devices we have in our office to decide which device feels right for them,” says Jeff Miller, M.D., an endocrinologist in South Carolina. Ask your doctor if you can do the same before you purchase one.

Source: Diabetic Living

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