The Accu-Chek FastClix finger pricker is unlike conventional lancing devices in many ways. There are no longer fiddly, and arguably dangerous loose lancets that need to be fitted, this is an extremely handy little gadget that uses an innovative drum containing six lancets that you never have to see or handle, making testing is safer and hygienic. Prime the device, press the button and the lancet comes out, piercing the skin just deep enough, then retracts safely back inside the drum. The special cut of the lancet and its smooth, polished surface mean that skin penetration is virtually friction-free and especially gentle (you’ll barely feel it). The drums can then be disposed in household waste so need for a separate sharps bin. With 11 depth settings on the comfort dial you can adjust the lancet depth to match your skin type and obtain just enough blood to provide an accurate test. Once only available with Accu-Chek’s own range of blood glucose meters now anyone can get one to use with their own meter. £14.95 from Boots.com (a box of 24 lancets is £4.49).
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