Dario Lancets are a sterile and safe tool for use in extracting a blood sample for the monitoring of glucose levels. When inserted into the Dario Blood Glucose Monitor, the slim 30-gauge design allows the user to stick and draw blood with less pain and a minimal amount of blood (0.3 microliters) needed for an accurate reading. The ultra-slim lancet is designed with an easy twist-off cap, reducing the messy complications of typical glucose monitoring. Small enough to be conveniently carried in a pocket, or purse, the Dario lancets and Dario Blood Glucose Meter make it a simple matter to stay ahead of your diabetic condition.
The replacement of a Dario Lancet is fairly easy. Take the Dario Glucose Meter and open the orange door on the side of the unit. Pull out the old lancet and insert a one. Twist off the cap on the lancet and adjust the depth of the lancet from one (lightest) to four (deepest) as desired. Close the orange cover.
The Dario Lancet is designed to extract blood from the side of the finger or palm. While some meters can detect blood sugars pricked from the thigh, arm, or leg, a physician should always be consulted before the pricking of the body in any area other than the finger.
The Dario Lancet is designed with a cap that screws on and off for convenience. You may use the lancet more than once, as long as it is clean and free of any previous blood residue. You should never share your diabetic equipment with others, particularly lancets.
The Dario Glucose Meter works with an app that can record and store your glucose readings and even share that information with care providers. The unit is equipped with a removable test strip port that plugs directly into your smartphone. This unit allows you to effectively monitor glucose levels.
Monitoring blood sugar levels is one of the most important things a person with diabetes can do to help prolong their life. Knowing what activities influence glucose levels; exercise, different types of food, and even medicine, can provide the necessary information to create a reasonable treatment plan with your doctor.
According to the American Diabetes Association, the goal is to keep blood sugars less than 180mg/dL, 1-2 hours after the start of a meal, when most people’s glucose levels reach their peak. While blood sugar levels vary from person to person, your doctor can assist you to determine what is right for you.
Health complications can occur if blood sugars are not properly monitored. Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to consequences for health and aging, primarily attacking the efficiency of internal organs. If left untreated, there are increased risks for heart disease and organ failure eventually leading to death.