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What are diabetes lancets?
Diabetic lancets are small, sharp, needles that are used to gently prick skin in order to draw a blood sample. After you use a lancet, you can use the blood sample to test your blood sugar levels with a device known as a blood glucose monitor. Diabetes lancets vary depending on their gauges, which is the width of the needle. Usually, if the surgical needle has a higher gauge, the smaller the puncture the diabetic lancet will make. Hence, some diabetic patients prefer to use lancets that have a higher gauge because they have a smaller needle, making them less painful. All diabetes lancets are supposed to be used only once to draw a blood sample before being disposed of. This is to prevent bacterial infections, and to prevent the spread of disease. In fact, lancets are designed to become blunt after you use them, which makes them more painful on second use, in order to deter people from re-using them. Despite their small size, lancets are an important part of diabetic supplies, which helps people with diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels right from home. Monitoring blood sugar is an important part of managing diabetes successfully. This is because it helps you maintain control of your blood sugar levels, and lets your doctor know if they should change your medication or dosage to effectively manage your blood glucose levels.
How to use them
Lancets can be used alone to draw blood or with a special device known as lancing device. A lancing device relies on a button to push the lancet into the skin so as to draw blood quickly without causing pain to the user.
Here is how to use a diabetic lancet:
- First of all, it is important you wash and dry your hands to avoid infections and spreading disease. Make sure your hands are completely dry before using a lancet.
- Next, rub your hands vigorously to get blood flowing to your fingertips.
- Insert a lancet into your lancing device and choose the depth you want the needle to penetrate your skin.
- To reduce pain, use the lancet to the outside of your fingertip to draw a blood sample.
- Once you have drawn your blood sample, place it on a blood glucose monitor to test your blood sugar level.