Like "We are supposed to use the lancets only 1 time BUT I have been reusing them for months at a time for 10 years with out problems. Sometimes in certain studies I was testing 8-10 times per day, and my fingers got sore ( alternate testing sites just did not seem to work for me) but no scabbing, bruising, infection even though i never changed the lancet.. i don't even use the alcohol swap anymore as it dried out my skin too much. Also I use the side of the finger and not the pad as it is much less sensitive. But i have seen others who test a lot with fingers that look like hamburger. My sister was one of those that used alcohol wipes and a new lancet every time and her fingers were just a mess. Seems to me it is a very individual experience."