Seems so simple.
Lancets are the cheapest part of the daily diabetes requirements - so why do I insist on using one lancet until it hurts!?
Yesterday I was at the gym, and needed a calibration test. That is an easy request! Grabbed my meter and my handy dandy lancet thingie.
As usual, poked my finger - but this time, the lancet end got stuck in the end of my finger and I had to pull it back. OUCH, what the heck was that??
I certainly got enough blood - the sort of volume you would have needed for a home blood test in 1984. I could not lick this blood off, I needed kleenex intervention!
This is a direct result of not changing my lancet! Pure laziness.....!!
I will make a strong effort to change it more often. I said I should change it every time I do an infusion set change. Not the textbook answer, but a realistic answer! I think I'll return to that technique and see how it goes.......
(added note at 1:50, I just changed the lancets in all three of my tester kits! Fresh start!)