Can You Share a Lancing Device?
No, home use lancet devices are not recommended for sharing. By sharing you expose yourself to bacteria and blood borne pathogens. It is possible to transmit disease such as Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C. You could also be exposed to HIV/Aids if the device is shared with someone else.
Diabetic lancet devices have several settings with multiple depths available. The higher the number, the deeper the stick which may cause more pain. Most people will require and tolerate a setting of 1-3 on the device unless you use your hands for work. Calloused, thick and rough skin may require increasing a setting to 4-5 to get a clean stick and an adequate drop of blood. Trial and error may be needed to pick a depth setting for a first-time result without pain and wasting of additional strips.