As diabetics, we have LOTS of supplies...pumps, reservoirs, infusion sets, sensors, receivers, gadgets, cases, meters, logs, vials, pens and more assorted paraphernalia. Mixed with that is an over-excitable interest in the latest and greatest new technology. There's so much to keep up with!
I was reading Sara's post this morning on her blog: Moments of Wonderful, http://momentsofwonderful.com/2012/05/fastclix-lancing-device-is-faster-better/ and I got so excited! A new lancing device! After reading her post, I did my research and after reading many bad reviews on the lancet that I am presently using (I actually didn't realize that all the issues I have had with this particular device were the same reason for all the negative reviews) I jumped on Amazon looking for the device she posted about...but not the new one, I actually bought the one she had been using before because it seemed that it was very highly praised by her..and not painful! I bought it right then and there.
You see, I have hated checking my bg all along because it was so painful, there was never enough blood for the test strip so I would get the error message, then have to do it multiple times (even more daunting during a very shaky low in the middle of the night). I kept adjusting the 'depth' to draw more blood, but it was more painful. I resigned myself to just yelling ouch every time I had to test. It never occurred to me to seek out another device. A simple change that could make my sore fingers feel better.
So I hope that Sara and all the other T1 advocates realize that what they have to say, even the simplest of things, helps all of us. We get to share information that we may not have realized (even for ourselves) could change things for the better, helping us navigate through all the diabetes paraphernalia!