Glucometer to use on multiple patients

  1. 0 Hi All,

    I need to get a glucometer to use in a research study on multiple participants. I have 2 questions:

    1. What glucometer do you like?

    2. what single use disposable lancets do you like?

    Your help is very much appreciated.
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  3. Visit  CrunchRN profile page

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  4. Visit  GrnTea profile page
    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.
  5. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
    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.
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  6. Visit  classicdame profile page
    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
  7. Visit  morte profile page
    remember the meter must be thoroughly cleaned with bleach cont. cleaner between patients and allowed to air dry.....
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  8. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    Quote from morte
    remember the meter must be thoroughly cleaned with bleach cont. cleaner between patients and allowed to air dry.....
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  9. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
    Not taken as sarcasm. There is a lot of data out there about improper cleaning of the glucometer and also re-using single person use pen type lanceting devices and causing infection transmission.
    morte likes this.
  10. Visit  blondy2061h profile page
    Quote from BrandonLPN
    Probably not. This is policy at my facility. We use the Accu-Chek Inform.
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  11. Visit  morte profile page
    Quote from BrandonLPN
    No, you and I are in long term care, where this is standard. I don't think Crunch is.....
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  12. Visit  blondy2061h profile page
    We currently use the purple version of these: I never knew what they were called. Capijet, I guess. We used to use the gray version of the Surgilance (Lancet Needle, Lancet Gauge, Types of Lancets, 28 Gauge Needle | SurgiLance®). The new lancets are much more comfortable. I've tried them both on myself. Looking at the sizes now, it's obvious why!
  13. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
    Thanks blondy. I will try those lancets.

    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.......
  14. Visit  blondy2061h profile page
    Out of curiosity, can I ask what information you're hoping to gain from this study?
  15. Visit  CrunchRN profile page

    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.

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