MILPITAS, Calif. — LifeScan Inc. has rolled out the OneTouch Delica Lancing System, which sports a thinner lancet, more depth settings and an advanced lancing control to provide more comfortable blood glucose testing for diabetes patients.
LifeScan said Tuesday the OneTouch Delica Lancing System is available now at pharmacies and retailers nationwide, and the product is designed to work exclusively with the new, small-gauge OneTouch Delica Lancets.
To provide improved comfort, the OneTouch Delica System features a new, proprietary 33-gauge lancet that is 40% thinner than current industry-standard 28-gauge lancets. In addition, the system’s Advanced Glide Control System precisely guides the lancet in a swift, straight motion that reduces vibration for a smoother lancing experience. It also features seven adjustable depth settings to allow for shallower fingertip punctures that may be less painful.
In a clinical study of nearly 200 people with diabetes, four out of five reported the OneTouch Delica Lancing System was virtually painless and the most comfortable lancing device they have ever used, according to LifeScan. Ninety-six percent said it was easy to use, and 84% reported that it was quiet and provided a discreet lancing solution.
LifeScan noted that, for many diabetes patients, the pain of lancing can be an obstacle to regular testing. Citing a recent study, the company said that of people who quit testing their blood glucose each year, nearly one in six cite the pain of lancing as the reason.
"It’s important for people with diabetes to regularly test their blood glucose, particularly those using insulin, who typically need to test several times a day," diabetes specialist Dr. Marc Steinberg said in a statement released by LifeScan. "A device like the OneTouch Delica System can significantly reduce the pain of lancing for many people. This can help them feel more comfortable about testing and makes it easier to get valuable information that can improve their day-to-day diabetes self management."
The OneTouch Delica Lancing System carries an estimated retail price of $19.99 and includes 10 lancets. A 100-count package of OneTouch Delica Lancets retails for an estimated $15.99.