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Old 05-15-2012, 04:32 AM
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Hello, I have finally obtained a blood sample from Bailey! I did indeed lance by hand. However, whilst this is great (and it really is great as I have been struggling for weeks!) I tried tonight with no luck. Last night when I lanced by hand I got a rather large drop of blood and got the meter onto it, tonight, he probably felt like a pin cushion and I could only obtain much smaller samples. Not sure why or what I did differently! The lancets are softclix 28 gauge and I pushed it in all the way, not sure if I twisted it or not.

In any event I am going to keep down this path as he simply will not let me near his mouth to lance. Still, I got blood from his tail/body junction. Perhaps a larger lancet would be better (I hear it can be) however I cannot find any online in Australia, I will try a chemist but they mostly sell softclix or multiclix etc lancets.

Thanks for all your replies I feel I am making some progress!
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:31 AM
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that is excellent news Geoff! hooray for blood!!
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:35 AM
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That's definitely progress! Congrats Hope the chemist can order some for you if they don't have them.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:56 AM
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Hooray! You did it! And no worries..you'll do it again! I'm surprised you haven't been able to find any larger lancets online. Is it possible to order from outside of Australia? The cost would probably be thru the roof tho. I hope the chemist can help you out! Good luck! Hugs!
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:26 PM
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Hello, thanks for the encouraging words! I have found home 23 Gauge lancets online in Australia, they are:
Gauge: 23G Depth: 1.8mm
Blood Volume Range: 30μL 75μL

Not sure if they are deep enough and they are a device, not a separate lancet.

I have attached a link below for thoughts comments. I did ask if they have any 26 gauge but they did not.

http://www.medshop.com.au/unistik-3.html
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:31 PM
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Good luck Geoff, best move you can make, home testing.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:41 PM
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Hello, thanks for the encouraging words! I have found home 23 Gauge lancets online in Australia, they are:
Gauge: 23G Depth: 1.8mm
Blood Volume Range: 30μL 75μL

Not sure if they are deep enough and they are a device, not a separate lancet.

I have attached a link below for thoughts comments. I did ask if they have any 26 gauge but they did not.

http://www.medshop.com.au/unistik-3.html
I have used a similar item. They are a all-in-one lancet. The needle and device (clicker) are one piece. Nice, but very expensive compared to "standard" lancets.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:15 PM
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OK, I have just ordered a box of 100 Unilet AT0455 needles which are 23G hand held lancets for $15 delivered. I hope this gauge it not too thick. I could not find 26, surely there cannot be a massive difference between 26 and 23 anyhow? I am no expert! Thanks,

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See if this link works.

http://www.ec21.com/company/k/ktcbox...ownload_-2.jpg

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:51 PM
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It does yes thanks. Negligible difference. Hopefully it works ok. Cheers!
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