Accu-Chek Multiclix vs Fastclix

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I have been a longtime use of the Accu-Chek Softclix, it came with my very first meter, and till a couple weeks ago it performed every test for me. My supply company offered me a Multiclix to try out, and I decided to go for it. At worst it could be a backup in case I lost my beloved softclix.

Functionality: The lancet device is designed to poke a small hole into your finger/forearm to get a little blood to use to test. The uniqueness of this device comes in the fact that there are several lancets in the device rather than one. This means you can go for a longer period of time before you have to change lancets. Most other lancets have only one.

Ease of Use: The loading of the lancet drum into the device was pretty simple. Loading and advancing the drum of lancets to the next one is also very easy. I didn’t even have to read the manual! One thing that I keep in mind is what if I need to work the device while hypo-ing. (This would involve lack of fine motor control and mild shaking due to low blood sugar.) The plunger is very easy to push down to load the lancet, but the button to release it is harder to get to then it is on the softclix. It’s in an indentation, which is hard to get a good feel for. It’s equally as good as the softclix at making a very clean straight lance to your finger. It’s virtually painless, and has never left a gash in my finger.

Weakness: It’s much bigger in diameter than the softclix, so it’s bulkier to carry around than it’s smaller sibling the softclix. The hole for the lancet is also offset, not in the middle of the end. It can be a little difficult to use on smaller fingers.

Value: The price for this device is $29 at my local Walgreen’s. That includes two drums of lancets and the pen itself. I like my softclix better due to it’s smaller size and easy of use while hypo-ing, but this is a strong runner-up.

Final Grade: B I wish it had an easier to get to release button and had a centered tip.
Date of Accu-Chek Multiclix vs Fastclix Review: 10/30/2015

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