For those living with diabetes, maintaining a healthy blood glucose level is imperative. And with Accu-Chek FastClix lancets, it’s never been easier or more hygienic.
The Accu-Chek FastClix model uses a drum containing six lancets, which do not require any direct contact with skin.
Containing eleven depth settings via the use of a dial, FastClix lancets allows for optimum blood sampling and is suitable for all skin types.
The lancet itself is smooth and polished, meaning the skin penetration is gentle and virtually pain-free.
And when the drum’s running out, don’t worry – your Accu-Chek lancing device will tell you exactly how many lancets are left.
How do blood sugar tests work?
Blood glucose tests are a highly effective way for people with diabetes to understand their condition. For diabetics, blood sugar levels can change a lot in response to different foods, medications and physical exercise. Blood glucose tests allow them to keep a record of these changes and build a plan with their doctor to manage the condition.
Personal tests typically work using a lancet to prick the skin and draw a small amount of blood, usually from the fingertip. The portable glucose meters – also known as glucometers – will then tell the user their current blood glucose level.
Blood sugar changes often in people with diabetes, which is why regular testing is paramount. Keeping a record of your blood sugar will help keep it in the target range set by your doctor.
What if my blood sugar levels are too high/low?
High blood sugar is known as hyperglycaemia. It can cause symptoms such as:
- Frequent urination
- Extreme hunger or thirst
- Blurry vision
Low blood sugar is known as hypoglycaemia. It can cause symptoms such as:
- Fast heartbeat
- Extreme hunger
- Weakness and tiredness