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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa

Renew Lancing

August 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Lancing devices and lancets don’t get the respect they deserve. Not from those of us who have diabetes and need to test our blood glucose and not from the manufacturers.

Until recently we have had few choices, and most of them were nothing to write about. Meters we have in abundance, but it is the lancet where — if  we were automobiles –  the rubber meets the road.

You may not always get what you pay for, but you almost never get more. The best lancing system is the most expensive.

The Pelikan Sun electronic lancing device is far and away the best — and also far and away the most expensive. Even though Pelikan Technologies recently reduced the price of the system to $199, that’s not a price that casual testers would enjoy.
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Pelikan Sun

November 24th, 2006 · 9 Comments

Forget about alternative site testing. Because of its time lag, you can’t rely on it at the most important times – when your levels are changing rapidly. Plus, most of us who have tried it found that we often get bruises on those alternative sites. Worse, sometimes we encounter a nerve ending that is more painful than any nerve ending on our fingertips. [Read more →]


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Testing without Pain

June 16th, 2006 · 4 Comments

If it didn’t hurt, would you check your blood glucose level more often? I know that I would probably check mine six or eight times a day, if it were painless. [Read more →]


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No More Second Fiddle

March 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

When we talk about testing, it’s usually about our blood glucose meters. The lowly and inexpensive lancing device plays second fiddle.

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