We got this fancy new lancing device for my 10-year-old son, who has Type 1 diabetes and has to check his blood sugar multiple times a day. Most lancing devices use a spring to jam a needle into your skin. Using a microprocessor and motor, the Pelikan Sun lancing device actually drives lancet in to a set distance, slows to a stop, and retracts in about one second. It really doesn't hurt at all, and in fact you can't even find the site a minute later. Anyone who has ever had to hold a screaming toddler on their lap at the pediatrician's so they can have their finger pricked will immediately understand why this technology is a godsend for children with diabetes. As an added bonus, it greatly reduces scarring.
I'm feeling charitable to humanity today, so I'm going to presume this isn't astroturf and just a competently written recommendation. Don't disappoint me, Beth!
The Pelikan Sun is available in the US, Germany, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand and may be covered by your insurance. If it's not, you'll have to pay two-hundred bucks, plus buy boxes of disposable lancets for a "comparable price to other high quality lancets." (Read: Probably a little more expensive than the average lancet.)
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