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Old 04-06-2014, 10:15 AM
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Default Walmart no longer stocking 26G lancets

I've been running low on lancets, and every time I went to Walmart, there's been a spot on the shelf for the 26G, but no boxes of lancets. I went to several Walmarts, and it was the same at every one. I finally got to talk to a pharmacy tech today. She checked for me, and Walmart is no longer stocking the 26G because most people have switched to 31 or 33. They can special order them, but won't have them on the shelves anymore. Since I'm really low, I'm going to check at CVS or Walgreen's for them, but I guess I have to find a new place to get lancets now...
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:04 AM
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I buy my 26 gauge lancets, at Target, the store brand is up & up. They work just great in the Alphatrak2 tester.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:34 AM
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Default Re: Walmart no longer stocking 26G lancets

How much are they at Target? I found some at CVS. I bought them since I was almost out, but they're $6.99 for 100, which is almost twice the price they are at Walmart! They look exactly the same as the Walmart ones too...
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: Walmart no longer stocking 26G lancets

I have noticed this at our WalMart, too, and wondered what the deal was. I use the 26 gauge on Ricky's lip, and it always works so well. The last time I bought lancets, I had to buy 31 gauge, and you can definitely tell the difference.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:56 PM
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Default Re: Walmart no longer stocking 26G lancets

Don't know how accurate the ReliOn online search function is, but it indicates the 26G lancets are available only at stores (not online ordered). I put in my zip code and it shows that the 26G are in stock at my local Walmart. I might stop tomorrow and but a box or two.

Actually, the price of lancets shouldn't be much more from Amazon. As long as you don't have to pay $$ for shipping.

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Old 04-06-2014, 03:18 PM
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How much are they at Target? I found some at CVS. I bought them since I was almost out, but they're $6.99 for 100, which is almost twice the price they are at Walmart! They look exactly the same as the Walmart ones too...

The 26 gauge lancets are 3.79 for up&up Target brand, both pink and blue if you have a color preference
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:59 PM
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I just bought a box of the 28 gauge Travel Lancets from ADW and it was maybe 17$ - - - Walgreens charged more when i bought them. I do not use the often but they are so quick....

I use the 26 gauge in any of my 3 lancets for my magggies CARPAL PAD....I did buy the 31 G and the thinner 28 G for her LIP if I ever do that...ugggh. so far I am fortunate to get it from her carpal pad after she is sleeping...whew. I think my stress level about the whole testing thing has gotten better too )

FWIW...I am NOT HAPPY with ADW ...they screwed up my order twice in a year...and this time I paid 25$ for overnite just to insure I did not have to get caught up in the WEEKEND saga thing....2 items were missing and they never mentioned it. I had to call 4xs.....now those 2 items that were OVERNITE CHARGE are stll not here and I ordered it all on WED...it is now MON.

sorry...got carried away.

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I have noticed this at our WalMart, too, and wondered what the deal was. I use the 26 gauge on Ricky's lip, and it always works so well. The last time I bought lancets, I had to buy 31 gauge, and you can definitely tell the difference.
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Default Re: Walmart no longer stocking 26G lancets

Craig, maybe it depends on your area. All the stores near me show "Out of Stock" when I search on the website. The pharmacist in store said there wasn't much demand for them, so they aren't going to be stocking them anymore. They can still special order them, but it takes time to get them in.

Thanks for the tip about Target, Kathy! I'll have to check there next time!
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Default Re: Walmart no longer stocking 26G lancets

Annie, with my help, went on Facebook and asked ReliOn about the 26G lancets. Don't know if all stores will have them in the future or not.

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Are the 26G lancets being discontinued? Several friends have reported they are not in stock at their local stores, and the website seems to indicate the 26G lancets are ONLY available at the stores??? As you can see I'm a puppy and have been diabetic for 6+ years. My human parents test me several times a day and the 26G lancets seem to work on my ear better than the super thin lancets.
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ReliOn Annie - we are having a delay in shipping on the 26G lancets. Will you message us directly with your contact information? I will see if I can have the supplier send some directly to you. We are sorry for the inconvenince. Please let Craig know we are sorry for the inconvenience to him, too. We will also look to see how soon we can get the 26G on Walmart.com. That is an oversight.
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You sincerely put a smile on my face Craig...and Annie! Thanks!
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