I suppose it depends on the study. If you are studying people who routinely use lancets already, why not use theirs? They know what they like best for whatever reason. You would collect the blood on your own test strips depending on what meter you use, but I shouldn't think it makes a bit of difference on the sharp thing.
Nope. They will be non-diabetic. We will be ruling that out at their study screening appt. And since it is a research study it is important we do each test exactly the same way using exactly the same equipment.
Sorry, I should have clarified that in my original message.
why don't you contact a marketing rep for Bayer or another type of equipment? They will probably give you the meter and maybe even give you strips. At least you save $60 or more on the meter. Lancets are pretty much universal
And Morte and brandy and others I appreciate your comments. While I am aware of infection risk I do not work in acute or long term care so any tips and info are much appreciated. In research you only have one chance to get it right or the whole study is screwed. Makes you very humble.......
We are looking at whether an exercise intervention combined with a nutritional supplement increase proliferation of stem cells in healthy adults age 50 to 70. As part of our screening we need to check glucose levels because diabetics are not allowed to participate.