Lancets and Lancing Devices

Testing your blood is vital for good control. Not all lancets and lancing devices are created equal. Some are smaller, which means they hurt less for small children but might not provide an adequate drop for older kids. Some lancing devices are easier to use than others. Here's a list of reviewed products:

Lancets   Lancing Devices
BD GenieTM
[RECOMMENDED!] Soft Touch®
[RECOMMENDED!] ComforTouch
Gentle-let 1
[RECOMMENDED!] Softclix®
Unilet and Unilet GP
Unilet Superlite
Unistik® 2
spacerThe best lancing device available today

[RECOMMENDED!] auto-Lancet Adjustable and Mini
spacer (Also known as the Soft Touch adjustable)
auto-Lancet (non-adjustable)
spacer (Also known as the Soft Touch)
[RECOMMENDED!] BD Lancet Device
[RECOMMENDED!] Penlet® Plus (also called the ONE TOUCH UltraSoft)
[RECOMMENDED!] Softclix®
Personal Lasette Laser Lancing Device
Penlet II
Soft Touch II

Lancets are where the metal meets the finger (or alternative site for most new meters). Many manufacturers say that their lancet is the "most comfortable." That really means "hurts less." Lancets are not much good without a lancing device to hold the lancet. The reviews evaluate each lancet and lancing device in the following areas:

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The reviews of products are the opinion of children with DIABETES. Each product is reviewed with a single purpose: to determine if the product is suitable for use by children with type 1 diabetes, their parents, and, to a lesser degree, adults with type 1 diabetes. There are many products aimed at adults with type 2 diabetes that are not appropriate or suitable for children or adults with type 1 diabetes.

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Last Updated: Thu Sep 29 19:43:54 2005
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