accu-chek multicllix lancets in drum

By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2012-04-24 22:02:52 -0500
Started 2012-02-16 12:30:44 -0600

Has anyone used these? I am not sure yet if I
like them yet or not.

12 replies

korbe 2012-04-24 22:02:52 -0500 Report

ive used them also,,,they work fine for me..I had to change meyers also..what a pain.. Korbe

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2012-02-16 23:25:04 -0600 Report

I love the multi-clix drums. They are so easy to use and change, especially if I have to be out of the house. There is no worry that my extra lancets might spill out when I open my meter case. I have a bad habit of forgetting to zip the little lancet pocket. I also find they are the perfect size lancet to get the blood out without leaving my finger sore. I don't use a name brand meter but the multi-clix lancer is one of the few I've find that has the perfect middle ground for me, most lancers seem to be too hard on higher settings and way to soft on lower settings. I've got my multi-clix set on 3.5 and it's perfect unless I hit the softer parts of my finger tip.

kdroberts 2012-02-16 17:41:12 -0600 Report

It's the best lancing device you can get in my opinion, and I've tried a lot of different ones. I have two, one is 5 years old and one is 3 years old but still basically look like they did when they were new. I like the drum design as well, easy to use and easy to change. Although I can't remember the last time I changed mine.

owsi83098 2012-02-16 14:29:25 -0600 Report

I just got them and have not tried them yet my nurse said that I could use the lance more then one time so they last tlonger as long as no one else uses it ( Accu check has a thing out that you sign up for and your strips are 15.00 pre prec. up to 200 its call accu-chek connet it is on their home page )) might help with the cost

jayabee52 2012-02-16 13:57:15 -0600 Report

When first reading your post title I thought that I had, but I had tried the Accu-chek strips in a drum. I got them from a nurse who visited my home from the insurance company. And the meter worked fine and the stips worked OK but when I went to replace the drum, the cost of the drum was so high (I thought) that it was in "nosebleed" territory (way too high — even the copay was too high). So I want back to my trusty TrueTrack meter and got another prescription for it and it was easier on my wallet.

But with the lancets, I have not used this. Does it automatically change to a new lancet with every test? I am not sure I would like that if it does.

And how much does a drum of new lancets cost? I

have found that accu check meters tend to be a bit on the expensive side, so I tend to shy away from expense without signifigant benefit to me. If I were convinded that somehow the accu-chek products offered me signifigant benefit, then I could justify the higher cost. but since I could not, I go with more economical choices. but that is just me. I am at heart a penny pincher.

10fluffy35 2012-02-16 16:42:36 -0600 Report

One advantage to being old(69) is I have supplies paid by medicare. You have to
advance the next lancet. You turn to the top and then click the end. I think it
will break in time. The hole for the lancet, is not in the middle, but on the side.
You have to make sure the hole is where you want the blood from. I had my one
touch for seven years, insurance would not pay for this one anymore. Pharmacy
sent me this one. You answered before when I ask about my new meter reading
higher than old meter. Dr told me to just to watch so readings stay in liine till my
a1c in a month. You give very good advise. It is nice when people listen and
respond to your problem that is very important to you

jayabee52 2012-02-16 16:53:48 -0600 Report

Well I do try to understand the problem/question and either give them what I know or Google it and give folks that.

I am 60 and disabled. I am also on medicare (since Apr 2007) due to my kidneys quitting and needing dialysis at beginning Nov 2006. According to congress (and soc security rules) to have End Stage Renal Disease (needs dialysis) was an "automatic" disability and so I was on disability and medicare at 55. It was one lousy way to get disability and medicare it but was glad that was there for me when I needed it.

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