The most comfortable setting of your Accu-Chek FastClix, Accu-Chek Softclix, or Accu-Chek Softclix Plus lancing device will depend on a few things:
- Whether you're using a fingertip or alternate site.
- Your skin type – softer, thinner skin requires a shallower setting than thicker skin.
- The required blood sample – the more blood you require, the higher the setting you'll need.
Start with a low setting when using the device for the first time. Dial to a higher setting until the blood volume is right.
For alternate sites, try 3 for palm testing or 5-1/2 for forearm or upper arm testing. (These are suggested settings, yours may differ.)
It’s best to always talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site testing is right for you.