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New, less painful lancing device by One Touch

Posted Jun 04 2010 5:23am

I've been trying out a new lancing device sent to me by the public relations firm for One Touch. It's called the OneTouch® Delica™ Lancing System and it's available now at some retailers and will be available across the country mid-July.  

A few days after using it I emailed this report:

Pros 

1. Thin needle and non-vibrating action makes lancing less painful than other similar devices (except for the Pelikan Sun . However, I am sad to say it's no longer being made.) 

Cons

1. Device is so lightweight that it's sometimes hard to hold steady against my finger when lancing

2. Replacing one lancet at a time is time consuming and laborious

3. Thin needle is easy to bend, has happened already

I thought that would be that, and I'd return to my tried and true Accucheck Multi-clix. This is my favorite among typical lancing devices because it's less painful and 6 lancets come in an easy-to-load drum.

But, I surprised myself. Every other time I lanced my finger I would reach for the Delica™, sturdiness be damned. 

I did actually find it less painful than the Multi-clix. And now I use it more often than my Multi-clix. Of course, I don't change the lancets each time, probably after 6-10 finger pricks, and I'll soon run out because my sample only came with 10 lancets. 

So I leave you to decide for yourself. 

The press copy says: 

The OneTouch Delica System features a new, proprietary 33 gauge lancet that is 40% thinner than current industry standard 28 gauge lancets.

In a clinical study of nearly 200 people with diabetes, 4 out of 5 reported the OneTouch Delica Lancing System was virtually painless/pain free and the most comfortable Lancing Device they have ever used.

And yes, I can attest to its non vibrating motion and 7 adjustable depth settings. 

The estimated retail price is $19.99 and includes 10 lancets. 100-count OneTouch Delica Lancets have an estimated retail price of $15.99. Both the device and lancets are covered by Medicare Part B and most private insurance plans.

Turns out quite by accident, Amy Tenderich over at DiabetesMine is also reviewing pain-free lancing devices today, so you can catch additional info. 

As for me, I still like that my Accucheck Multi-clix is sturdy, easy to hold and load so it doesn't require fussing or touching the needle. 

Guess, I'll have to make the big decision when my Delica™ lancets run out.

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