Virtually painless piercers for people with diabetes
Even 30 years ago, the life of a person with diabetes was full of restrictions and prohibitions, and today it is practically no different from the lives of other people. A well-chosen treatment regimen and self-control is what gives a person with diabetes the opportunity to live a full and active life every day: to study, work, travel, build a family and have children.
An injection, another injection …
Getting a drop of blood is an integral part of daily diabetes control. As a rule, blood is taken from the fingers of the hand, earlobes. Sometimes the forearm, thigh or lower leg are also used for this purpose. But, as studies show, it is precisely the pain during piercing and pain that prevents many people with diabetes from achieving stable compensation for the disease. In one study, about 35% of respondents noted that pain from piercing is the main reason for their non-compliance with regular monitoring of blood glucose levels.
Of course, pain sensitivity, skin thickness and blood circulation in the limbs are different for everyone.
At present, there are many different devices to obtain a drop of blood, which allow to take into account all the individual characteristics and make this procedure as painless as possible and comfortable.
For example, people with diabetes use devices to control the depth of skin puncture. Why is this so important? First of all, to make the procedure for obtaining a drop of blood less traumatic. After all, the deeper the puncture, the greater the likelihood of damage to nerve endings, and, consequently, greater soreness. In addition, such characteristics of devices as determining the direction of movement of the lancet (it is important that it is point and direct) and its shape are determining . One such device, created using the latest technology, is the Accu-Chek Softclix, developed by Roche.
Reliable and virtually pain free
The virtually painless puncture using the Accu-Chek Softclix device was achieved using the special patented Clixmotion technology, which allows you to control lancet movements in two directions, eliminating lateral vibrations that cause discomfort and excessive tissue damage.
Clinical studies have shown that most patients characterize a skin puncture using the Accu-Chek Softclix device as less painful compared to other devices.
Receiving a drop of blood with Accu-Chek Softclix pricking devices minimizes discomfort . 11 positions for adjusting the depth of puncture allow you to choose an individual setting for each skin type. The puncture depth ranges from 0.8 to 2.3 mm, which makes this device an indispensable and reliable assistant not only for adults, but also for children. Another undoubted advantage is ease of use. All functions – platoon, puncture and lancet extraction – are carried out using two buttons.
A special protective mechanism eliminates the risk of accidental puncture and provides an easy change of lancet. The Accu-Chek Softclix sterile lancets have a special laser sharpening and silicone coating, which helps to avoid friction on the fabric, thereby minimizing pain during skin puncture.
5 simple rules for getting a drop of blood almost painless:
- Before using the lancing device, wash your hands with warm water and soap and dry them thoroughly .
- Puncture the lateral surface of the fingertip – this place is the least sensitive to pain.
- Press the piercing device firmly against the skin when you press the shutter button.
- Select the minimum puncture depth sufficient to obtain the required drop of blood.
- Alternate your fingers to get a drop of blood with each puncture.
Tens of thousands of people with diabetes around the world have already appreciated the benefits of the Accu-Chek Softclix device and use it in everyday life.