Does A Lancet Need To Hurt?

If you’re not happy about finger pricking this is the device you really should be using!

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EVERY Genteel lancing device is covered by our 120-Day Money Back Guarantee and 1-Year Replacement Warranty.

Use Your Own Meter & Supplies

Use your existing meter and test strips. Genteel works with many generic square-shaft lancets, and all test strips and meters. No custom lancets required!

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The Lancing Device That A Very Smart Biomedical Engineer Finally Got Right

With its Butterfly Touch Technology, covered by 6 US patents, the Genteel lancing device is a brand new concept in lancing. We have completely reinvented the industry standard spring-loaded devices that can hurt. Genteel controls the depth of penetration and when combined with its vacuum will draw a reliable drop of blood without the discomfort.

Piston Assembly

The Push Cap is cocked before use and works with the Spring Shaft to create a vacuum which draws the perfect drop of test blood.

Lancing Device

When ready to draw blood, pushing the Activation Button releases the Push Cap and triggers the vacuum. Keeping your finger firmly on the Activation Button draws the blood to the surface. Remove your finger from the Activation Button before lifting Genteel off the skin to avoid splatter.


FDA-approved square-based lancet. Buy online or at your local pharmacy. No custom lancets from Genteel are needed.


Contact Tips attach to the Nozzle. For your convenience each Genteel kit includes 2 Nozzles.

Contact Tip

The Contact Tips control the lancing depth so the lancet doesn’t go in so far as to hit pain nerves. Every individual determines which of the 6 provided Contact Tips work best for them and continues to use their optimum Contact Tip.

Click on different parts to learn about them.

How To Test Using Genteel

Use one of the recommended lancets and place it within the receptacle. Replace Nozzle/Contact Tip assembly.
The Contact Tips vary in color and thickness. The thicker the Tip, the less the lancet penetrates into the skin. Conversely, the thinner the Tip, the deeper the lancing. Determine which of the 6 included Contact Tips work with the location you want to test on. Typically, you’ll only need to perform this once for the test location. For your convenience with each lancing kit, you’ll receive two Nozzles (one for fingers; one for alternate sites), which the Contact Tips will attach on to. Once the correct Contact Tip is chosen, it will stay on the Nozzle and you will continue to use that one Contact Tip.
Push down on the push cap until it locks into place. Make sure your finger is not on the Activation Button or it won’t lock. Push and hold the Activation Button to draw blood.
Once you have your desired amount of test blood (8-12 seconds), lift your finger off the Activation Button BEFORE you lift Genteel off your skin.

After releasing the Activation Button and removing Genteel from your test location. You may now use your existing meter and strip to read your blood sugar level.

You’ve now used Genteel and can draw test blood from your fingers, palm, or any other location on the body. Without the discomfort of testing, you’ll start to test more and more – which will help you gain control of levels.

Why kids love it

Give Fingertips a Break!

Your child can now test on the thenar area of the palm. Genteel uses vibration and vacuum to draw blood consistently in areas previously too impractical or uncomfortable for kids and parents. By using the palm and other alternate sites, you can give your child’s fingers relief from the bruising, scarring and soreness of multiple tests a day.

Let Them Sleep

Testing your child’s blood sugar levels at night no longer needs to be a nightmare, as the sting and anxiety from more conventional lancing devices can disrupt their important sleep time. With Genteel, parents are assured their kids will have a restful night’s slumber, all the way through till morning!


Sticker Sheets for Kids

Genteel’s sticker sheet is both creative and colorful, allowing kids to personalize their device with a whimsical selection of hero figures, rainbows, butterflies, motivational slogans, colorful lettering to spell their name, and a choice of a beautiful floral or dinosaur wrap to create a truly awesome look.
What a wonderful idea to have your child decorate genteel before using it. Genteel becomes your child creation so it makes them happy to use it!


Does My Insurance Cover Genteel?

Most insurance companies cover the cost of diabetic supplies, but the amount of reimbursement is dependent on your carrier, coverage, and deductible. We also accept Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Saving Accounts (HSA).

Contact your insurer for the details of your specific policy. You should speak to the Medical Supplies Division (not Prescription/Drug), and tell them you want coverage for a spring-loaded lancing device with the HCPCS Billing Code A4258. This will help classify the product.

Usually a doctor’s request, along with a copy of your receipt, can also be helpful.

What Genteel Users Are Saying


    Our daughter is very happy with her Genteel and stickers.
    – CLAUDIO C.


    Genteel is completely pain-free and life changing!




    This device is amazing! If there is anyway to make diabetes easier on a child it is worth the money.
    – LINDSAY M.


    My 8 year old loves her painless pokes. Excellent customer service.
    – ALAINA K.

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Included inside every Genteel Lancing Kit

  • 1 x Genteel Lancing DeviceUses precision depth control, vacuum, and vibration to eliminate discomfort; allows accurate blood draw every time, without having to squeeze lance site. 
  • 6 x Contact TipsSix colors and thicknesses, from #1 Blue (the most gentle/shallowest penetration) to #6 Violet (the most aggressive/deepest penetration). Used to control the depth of penetration such that lance only reaches blood capillaries but never the deeper pain nerves. 
  • Sticker Sheet for KidsGenteel becomes your child’s very own creation with our included sticker sheet that has a whimsical selection of hero figures, rainbows, butterflies, colorful lettering to spell their name, and a choice of a beautiful floral or dinosaur wrap to create a truly awesome look. No more fear of testing!
  • Deluxe Travel & Organizer PouchMade of 100% durable water-resistant nylon; roomy compartments easily hold Genteel and two weeks’ worth of supplies; universal hook and eye fastening system to hold your blood glucose meter in place. 
  • 2 x NozzlesGenteel to your skin for comfortable blood draw. The Contact Tip, which sets the depth of lancing, attaches to this nozzle. 
  • Holding Clip for Pouch & BeltSnaps around Genteel for easy carrying, holding it securely into position so it can hook onto any belt loop, pocket or into the special compartment of your Deluxe Travel & Organizer Pouch.
We highly recommend using the Johnson & Johnson LifeScan OneTouch Ultra Soft. Available in most countries.

  • Recommended Lancets

    • Johnson & Johnson Lifescan OneTouch Ultra Soft (White)
    • CVS/pharmacy Thin Lancet (26g) (For Alternate Sites)
    • Walgreens Superthin (28g)
    • Bayer Microlet (all gray) (28g)

    Looking for Lifescan lancets in your country? Click here.

  • Acceptable Lancets

    • CVS/pharmacy Ultra Thin (30g)
    • Bayer Microlet (multi-color) (28g)
    • Pharmacist Choice (30g)
    • Easy Touch Twist (30g)

    Do you use lancets that are not in the list? Contact us and we’ll help you figure out if your lancet will fit our device. Click here to see incompatible/unacceptable lancets.

  • Caution

    • Genteel is designed for single user only. It is very important to note that using Genteel, any of its parts, or any lancing device on multiple individuals can increase the risk of inadvertent transmission of blood-borne pathogens.
    • Genteel is designed for single user only. It is very important to note that using Genteel, any of its parts, or any lancing device on multiple individuals can increase the risk of inadvertent transmission of blood-borne pathogens.
    • It’s important to sample away from visible veins or capillaries, deep skin crevices, and thick, matted hair, as they may cause discomfort, unnecessary bleeding, inaccurate test results, or a blood-smeared sample.
    • Before testing, particularly if you’ll be drawing blood from your hands or fingertips, it’s important that you thoroughly wash your hands in warm, soapy water or a disinfectant. This is to reduce the possibility of either infection or inaccurate test results.
    • Regular soap and water, or an alcohol swab, is recommended.
    • Rinse and dry with a clean towel after washing.
    • For use with FDA-approved (or country equivalent) lancets only. (Click here to see accepted lancets).
    • Do not use cleaning solvents, like paint thinners, on this product, as they can degrade its plastic parts.
    • Do not subject Genteel to excessive heat, such as leaving it in a closed car on a hot sunny day.
    • Always check with your doctor to see if alternate site testing is right for you.
    • It’s highly recommended to use a new lancet after each test.
    • As you perspire, the evaporation of sweat can leave residue that may affect your results. If you have been perspiring, it is recommended that you clean the test site before lancing.
  • Cleaning

    safetyYou can easily do this by:

    A. Twisting off the back end (called the Piston Assembly).

    B. Flushing warm-to-hot faucet water through the Genteel tube and out the Nozzle, while repeatedly pressing the Activation Button in and out.

    C. And, running the Piston Assembly, particularly the O-Ring, under fast-running warm-to-hot faucet water.


    For complete instrustions on cleaning, please:

    • See the Proper Cleaning of Genteel section of your Getting the Most Out of Genteel Handbook;
    • Call us at 844-436-8335 (844-GENTEEL)