Last night we all changed our clocks to get an extra hour of sleep, checked our smoke detector batteries (thanks, @iam_spartacus!), and changed out our lancets, right?
I've actually gotten into the good habit of changing out my lancet once a week for my UltraLink meter, since that's the one I use the most. But I keep my pink One Touch Mini in my bathroom for those bookend tests. (Note: bookend tests = first thing in the morning when I wake up and last thing before I go to bed.) Since I only use this meter twice a day, I don't change its lancet as much as the UltraLink. In this case, I try to make sure that I change the lancet whenever I get a new vial of strips for its case.
And thanks to Stacey, I'm getting another One Touch Mini in my favorite color: purple! More than likely, this meter will permanently go in my travel bag or gym bag. Whenever we go out of town, I bring my UltraLink, of course. But it's nice to have another meter to leave by the bed for those Constance-induced nighttime checks. And when we go for walks, I like to bring a small backpack full of glucose tabs, syringes, cell phone, keys, and an extra meter.
So between all of my meters, that's a lot of lancets to change! How often do you change your lancet? Every week, every day, every test (oh my!), or at the beginning/end of daylight savings time?
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, nurse, certified diabetes educator (CDE) or any medical professional of any kind. (But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express!) Therefore, please do not use any of my postings as medical fact. I am simply a blogger expressing my highs and lows (pun intended) with diabetes. For changes in your medication, exercise regiment, or diet please consult a qualified physician.