Lancet pen setting

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Jazmom, Sep 24, 2017.

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  1. Jazmom

    Jazmom New Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    What is the best setting for my lancet pen for 1st time glucose monitoring test of my cat? Testing on the ear. Thanks!!
  2. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    It's hard to aim using the Lancet device.... Try just freehand poking the sweet spot. It's OK if you go all the way through so don't worry. Just put a cotton round or folded paper towels behind to protect your fingers.
  3. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    If you aren't comfortable going freehand, I use the biggest setting on the lancet pen. You can lower as needed/necessary as he starts to bleed better. Janet is absolutely right in that you can aim better if you freehand poke, but I somehow haven't really gotten myself to try that.... which is really silly now that I think about it because after everything else I've done on this journey, freehand poking shouldn't be scary at all. :rolleyes:
  4. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Start with the deepest setting and reduce as necessary. A cat's ear test to bleed easier with time due to the ear developing more capillaries due to the poking.
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