Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Ode to a lancing device

Last week in LA, I left something behind.
Didn’t know what to do, thought I’d lose my mind.
Hiding under the bed on the hotel room floor,
Sat the lancing device I’d do just about anything for.

I read about this tool years ago on the internet
Looking for an alternative to the blood sucking bayonet.
All lancing devices are not created the same,
Some are designed to poke while others just maim.

With lancets preloaded in the shape of a drum
It won’t cause me pain, or make my fingers feel numb.
Eleven depth setting are offered for skin of all type
Personalized comfort, one less reason to gripe.

The design of the drum reduces side-to-side motion
Which reduces skin tearing, a beautiful notion.
A beveled edge on the lancet cap lines up on my skin.
Testing with anything else, may as well use a pin.

I complained last week on Twitter about my poor finger.
The pain from other lancing devices was starting to linger.
A DM brought me quickly to customer support,
Where I found out my pain would soon be cut short.

Late Friday afternoon a package was delivered to my door.
Seeing the return address on the box, my heart started to soar.
I love my MultiClix, which by now everyone knows.
And with that this beautiful poem now comes to a close.

On a slightly more serious note, this morning I am headed to the research institute connected to my endocrinologist’s practice to complete the labs necessary to qualify for the Aspire study (low glucose suspend in an insulin pump). After fasting last night, I will be drinking a meal replacement drink in the lab and have blood drawn over a period of four two hours to check for my levels of pancreatic function and a few other things. I’m a little nervous but excited to see what will happen!

Category: product reviews
  • Stacey D. says:

    This. Is. Awesome. I love it! And I would be devastated also if I lost my multiclix which is why I have about 4 of them lol. Glad you got your replacement for the sake of your fingers 🙂

    April 10, 2012 at 9:10 am
  • Kim says:

    I couldn’t help but smile as I read this! You are ridiculous, in the best possible way. 🙂 (And now I feel like I really DO need to try this beloved MultiClix of yours.)

    April 10, 2012 at 10:06 am
  • Mom says:

    Loved the clever poem and glad it got solved!

    April 10, 2012 at 11:20 am
  • Mike Hoskins says:

    Glad you got another Multiclix, Sara. I can just imagine your lancet device traveling from hotel room to maid’s cart to lost and found… so sad.

    April 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm
  • Leighann of D-Mom Blog says:

    I keep getting my prescription refilled for the MultiClix device itself. We have spares everywhere!

    I had to use a regular lancing device recently and I realized how much I DON’T like using anything other than the MultiClix.

    April 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm
  • Jess says:

    you are brilliant! 🙂

    April 11, 2012 at 12:53 am
  • shannon says:

    you had me at internet/bayonet!

    April 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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