Diabetic Lancets and Lancet Devices
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Virtually painless lancets with a wide variety of protective caps and special features from Edgepark.
It's vital to regularly check your blood sugar levels to successfully manage your diabetes. To provide the tiny sample of blood that all current blood glucose monitors require to check blood sugar levels, you have to use a lancet pen or lancet device.
These lancets have a spring-loaded, fine and sharp-pointed needle that will draw a pin-prick of blood from a fingertip or other location on the arm. It is essential to use a fresh lancet device or lancet pen each time, because used lancets cause greater pain and discomfort, and have a higher risk of infection.
This process is virtually painless. Order your lancet pen or lancet devices from Edgepark now, choosing from the:
- Reliamed Universal Lancet Devices
- Microlet 2 Lancing Device
- Accu-Chek MultiClix lancet device
- numerous other name brand lancet devices with protective caps and other special features
New to checking your blood glucose levels? Here's how to use automatic lancet devices as a tool in your diabetes management tool kit.
Most automatic lancing devices consist of a handheld tube with a spring-loaded lancet. To obtain a blood sample, hold the lancet device against your skin and press a button to release the lancet. Most lancing devices come with different lancet covers to allow different amounts of skin penetration. Before the next use, you must clean and reset your lancet device or lancet pen.
Diabetic supplies disposal in sharps containers: here are some useful tips on how to use sharps containers to safely dispose of your used lancet pen, devices or needles.
An easy way to dispose of used lancets or needles is to put them in a heavy-duty plastic or metal container with a tight-fitting lid. When the container is full, dispose of it according to your local waste disposal rules.
Sharps containers are any containers that are intended to be used for sharps waste disposal. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for sharps containers are that the container must be:
- upright and stable during use
- puncture resistant
- leakproof at sides and bottom
- properly labeled with the biohazard symbol and legend or color coded
The label on the container should clearly inform the user that the container holds sharps waste. Edgepark Medical Supplies has sharps containers available that follow these standards.
Order your sharps disposal containers - and your lancet devices - now!
Find diabetes supplies, insulin pump therapy products and other diabetes management items now:
- Blood glucose monitors
- Diabetic test strips
- Insulin pens & insulin syringes
- Insulin pumps
- Infusion sets for insulin pump insertion
- Medical tape, skin prep products and transparent dressings
- Diabetes skin care products
- Diabetic socks
- Diabetes accessories
You can set up an account for diabetic supplies with Edgepark online or by calling customer service at 1-888-394-5375, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST. You can also request a diabetes supplies catalog by emailing us or by calling customer service.
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