For the first couple of years of my ‘diabetes life’ I just used whatever lancet came with the meter I was using. My poor tiny black dotted fingers.
I had heard about how great the MultiClix was on the Diabetes Daily forum, but since I use Lifescan meters, I did not have one to try. At a local JDRF walk two years ago, they were giving out Accu-Chek meters and I picked one up just for the lancing device.
And they are still 100% correct in my opinion.
If you look at the picture of the lancing device above, you will see that there is nothing holding the lancet in place. By that I mean, once you hit the button to ‘fire‘ the lancet, it can wiggle its way to the target finger.
The drum of the MultiClix, on the other hand, holds the lancet in place. This, along with the slightly raised circle around the lancet hole (seen in the picture below) provides for a more accurate, and painless poke.
As much as I like the MultiClix, I still don’t understand why the refill box is marketed as 100 +2 lancets, instead of simply 102.
So what’s your favorite lancing device?