Glucose Testing Lancets
Although, you may think that it is an ordinary piercing device for puncturing the skin, blood lancets are as important as glucose tests strips in diabetic test using blood glucose monitors. The lancets are the sharp and pointed objects that are attached at the end of the lancing device for pricking the skin in order to draw blood for the test. Although lancets can be used by themselves for puncturing the skin, but it is better to use it along with a lancing device to make the test pain free. The lancing device can be adjusted in accordance with the thickness of the patient’s skin to make it easy to prick.
Like diabetes test strips, the blood lancets should also be used once and then disposed of in a safe and secure way because just a single use can reduce the sharpness of the needle and make the test more painful in future. There are varieties of lancets and not all lancets and lancing devices fit together, but certain companies manufacture universal lancing devices where all types of lancets can fit.
Order Lancets and Other Lancing Devices Online
Lancets come in various shapes and sizes along with variety of thickness of the needle. A higher gauge lancet has a thinner tip which makes the pricking less painful compared to a lower gauge lancet. 30g lancets are thinner than 28g needle. The thinnest lancets available are 33g lancets. The thickness of the lancet depends on the thickness of your skin. If you have thick skin then you might have a hard time in getting adequate blood by piercing with a thin lancet.
Online health stores like Diabeticpick has a wide variety of lancets from various brands like Accu Chek, OneTouch and Glucopro that are available in packs of 100 lancets and 25 lancets so that customers can buy the lancets as per their requirement at extremely reasonable prices by availing the offers and discounts.