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I don’t feel anything and little kids wouldn’t either


This is Gretchen from TypeOneTypeHappy. I just want to show you real quick one of new favorite lancing devices - the Genteel. First of all, the best part about it is that you can customize it! I chose pink, and you can put all these cool stickers on it! They give you a whole set that you can choose from. And it just makes diabetes just a little more fun. The best thing about it is that it is a pain-free lancing device; so it doesn't hurt.

Unlike my normal lancing device where you prick from your finger. And mine are all scabbed up and they hurt. You can decide to test from any body part with this. My favorite spot is the palm of my hand and I'll show you real quick how it's done. And the blood forms a little droplet and when you have enough.... you take it and you test it!

That's it! Awesome! I'd check into the Genteel. It's one of my favorites, and when you even look at it makes you pretty happy!

If your fingers are sore, buy Genteel


My name is Ellie and I'm the diabetic sister. I have to test my blood sugar 11 or more times a day. I only have 20 spots to test. So you bet my fingers get sore sometimes.

They get so sore that I can barely feel anything. You know you have a sore finger when you have tiny brown dots and they're supposed to be white.

So you're probably saying: "Oh no! What can I do?! Is there a way to fix it?!"

Well you're in luck!

There is a device that pricks your fingers, it is called Genteel. It's so great that I found how to do it all by myself. So, diabetics... If your fingers are sore, buy Genteel; and I'll show you how it works. You open the case... You take off the cap... They have stickers to decorate it. So you just take this little purple thing off.

Then you want to make sure that you get a new one because you don't want to put bacteria, the bad kind into your fingers. You want to make sure that you have a clean finger or palm because you don't want to get bad bacteria. So I'm just putting this strip in. And they let you decorate your Genteel, I chose to do it; I wrote my full name. So I'm going to show you how it works. You clean the spot where you want it. I want it on my little palm. You push this in... You hold it... And you want to do it with one of these on.

The blue one is a 1, that's what I do it on. So you hold it for 2-5 seconds. So I did that. I applied the blood and... 3... 2... 1...

Ooh, I'm high.

So that's how Genteel works. Thank you for watching! Bye!

He wasn’t testing… Now he tests all the time!


So, I got my boyfriend a Genteel prob over a year ago and it's been such a game changer! He wasn't testing like he should be because it made his fingers sore and he works with his hands for a living. Now he tests all the time! And I can test him at night while he's sleeping if he was running a little low before bed. Not to be dramatic, but it's changed both of our lives!

It’s good stuff!

Tries Genteel for the first time!

If you don’t like the pain, then get this


Hello, my name is Ethan and today I want to show you this cool little device called the Genteel lancing device. It's different than other lancing devices actually, uh you know because you always have to use your fingers. It doesn't feel too good. I play guitar, so it really really hurts when I play guitar. So I'll hit the little holes it doesn't feel too good. I recently just bought this and it's supposed to be painless. I just want to show you guys kinda how to work it to be honest it's painless. But you don't have to use it on your fingers. You can use it on your arm. You can use it on your your knee actually which I'll show you. I haven't tried it on other areas yet. What you do is click this in, of course I have the lancet in there already. And also, you don't have to squeeze the area because it uses a vacuum, which on the button there's a hole. You hold it down and it makes the blood come up which, you know, makes it painless. I'm using the blue tip- the default tip - it's the softest tip. So I'm going to put it right on my leg, right alittle before my knee. Press it, and hold it there. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. There's the blood. Gotta get my meter going... Yep, enough blood and everything. It's really cool. It's like very unexpected. But yeah, it's $120 and I definitely feel like it's worth it. So if you don't like the pain, then get this because it definitely works.

New Diabetes Products for 2017: Lancing Devices and Diabetes Drugs

"....Motivated to help a friend with Type 2 diabetes, bioengineer Christopher Jacobs, PhD, developed a new lancing device, called Genteel, to reduce the pain of pricking fingertips. “I was moved by his distress, compelled by our friendship, and undone by the irresistible siren song that lies at the heart of every engineering challenge,” said Jacobs. For 10 years, Jacobs studied the limitations of current devices and the interconnection between blood capillaries and pain nerves.

What’s unique about the Genteel device is the lancet only reaches blood capillaries and avoids hitting the deeper pain nerves altogether. It’s the first FDA-cleared product that draws enough blood from not only the fingers, but other body sites. The Genteel was approved by the FDA as the first Class II lancing device. In one patient survey, more than 82% noted that they experienced an improvement in satisfaction with their blood drawing experience...."
Diabetes Self Management

She’s already trying to check her own BGs


My 14 month old loves the pop sound the Genteel makes. She's already trying to check her own BGs. But mummy loves it because I can test my daughters palms. Her tiny fingers are just too small. Diagnosed at 5 months old we used the heels at first but now I can use the Genteel and test her hands.

Makes blood testing completely painless for her


We use the Genteel to test our diabetic rescue pup Abby. Shes been diabetic for a yr on Jan 6.
Using the Genteel makes the blood testing completely painless for her.
We are so grateful for that.

He is so cute when it comes time to test


Liam will be 2 at the end of April and hit his 1 year Diaversary in May. He is so cute when it comes time to test. As you can see, he still assumes it's going to hurt. He picks his spot, I ask him if he is ready, he says yes and I hit the button. He jumps at the sound of it, but then bursts into giggles every time!

There is no bruising with it


Hi, I'm making this video because... I found something that really seems to help. I am a Diabetic Type 2 and when I do my testing for my blood sugars, I have had a lot of bruising on my arms. I do alternate site testing. But I have found this, which is called the Genteel lancing device. And what I really like about it is first of all, I like the fact that it has less pain. It doesn't really have a lot of... I don't normally complain of a lot of pain when I do alternate site testing. But what I really noticed was that when I was using my lancing device previously, I would have to milk the site to get enough blood for the test. And that would cause bruising. And because of that, I would have these bruises that would last 3 weeks, sometimes longer before they would heal. And they were very embarrassing. I have this now, and I really like it because all you do is just take this, and you get a vacuum. And you just... Like that... and you hold it for 10 seconds, and it's really pretty easy. Then you just let go, and you can I see I have an ample supply of blood to do my test. There is absolutely no pain with it but also there is no bruising with it. Which I think is something that is one of the best things. So, for those of you that are having issues with bruising, give this a try. It's called the Genteel, I hope that helps. Thank you.

That’s it… nice and painless


Just got my genteel like 20 minutes ago and I absolutely love it! I tried my palm for the first time ever and I actually really like the spot!! I recommend this device to anyone, especially children. Being a child myself I hate pricking my fingers and I was very excited when I heard of the genteel. It really is painless and it's not that big. The videos make it look really big but its not! So happy that I spent the money on one of these!!

This has been the best decision

My cat Ghost has been diabetic for the past 4 years. The amount of scratches my usually loving kitty has given me due to testing is more than it ever should be. She has always been reluctant to test, so when I saw Genteel I figured "what the heck, it's worth a try." This has been the best decision (for not only myself) but also for Ghost. She now simply lays there and doesn't fight me when I test her sugars. I just wish I'd heard of Genteel sooner!!!!"
Donovan

Did it hurt?

Worth every penny


"Leilani has been using the Genteel since December of 2015. She loves this lancer. It is a little on the pricy side, but definitely worth every penny not to see your child cry when it's time to check their bg because their fingers are so sore."

I was on the verge of giving up until I got my Genteel

I am so happy with my Genteel, it has just changed the whole game for me and Lumpy. As you know, I was having so much trouble testing him that I was on the verge of giving up until I got my Genteel, now I no longer have to feel like the bad guy, in fact, he sleeps through most of the tests! I hear a lot of people say it's expensive, and they are right, it is costly, but I would pay double for it now that I know how effective and pain free it is. I was wasting 3-5 test strips a day before the Genteel, and at $1 a strip, that adds up to over $100 a month in wasted strips, so taking that into account, the Genteel paid for itself the first month! I just bought a second Genteel so I will always have a backup as I don't know what I would do without it now.
Ramona D.

Diabetes Forecast 2016

The Problem: My fingers need a break!
The Solution: Several lancing devices allow you to test on areas of the body aside from the fingertips, including the palm of the hand, forearm, upper arm, and thigh. This can be useful if it’s too painful to prick your fingers or if sore fingers need a chance to heal. But remember: Alternate site testing is not appropriate for everyone and should be avoided in certain instances, such as if your blood glucose levels are changing rapidly or you have difficulty detecting lows....
Diabetes Forecast ,March/April 2016 Issue

Marcello got BORED with the testing!

Marcello got BORED with the testing! Isn't that fantastic? He yawned every time I tested him, just lying there and totally unaware of what I was doing! I am truly ecstatic with Genteel and Dr. Jacobs, who truly deserves a Nobel Prize. You guys saved my life!
Eliana

We have tried using regular lancet devices

My name is Laura Scruggs, RVT. I am one of the internal medicine technicians who has worked with the Genteel product....We have tried using regular lancet devices and they just do not work well on an animal as they do for people.  The Genteel system had greatly improved the ease of getting a quality sample for glucose monitoring.  It is quick and easy (one you learn how to use it) so the animals are more acceptable to you getting multiple samples over the course of the day.  We currently are using “UltiCare” Vet rx  Thin lancets26 gauge.  This is what we had for our previous lancet device and they work with the Genteel device.  We are using the purple (deepest setting) cap....I think it would be great to have available to veterinary clinics and to owner’s.  Most feedback that we get from owners about checking their pet at home is that they cannot get a good enough sample like we can.  They get discouraged.  Hope this helps.
Laura S, RVT ,Upstate Veterinary Specialists

There’s a new product that recently came on the market that I am very excited about

"There's a new product [Butterfly Touch Lancets] that recently came on the market that I am very excited about. It looks like the regular lancet . . . but it has two particular features that are unique. One is that experiments were conducted to arrive at the right gauge of wire to use for the lancets and also to work out the right angle that would be the least painful, yet would not dull readily.

Remember, most lancets are designed to be thrown away after one use so they dull. This lancet not only has the right combination of angle and gauge, but it has also been annealed, meaning the steel has been heat-treated to make it less likely for the tip to be injured, so it lasts for multiple finger sticks or wherever you stick, and is the closest to painless I have yet experienced."
Dr. Bernstein

I love it


Hello my name is Misty and this is my video for using the Genteel Device thank you and I love it.

The experience has been MUCH better for both of us

My cat, Alice, is hard to handle and gets stressed easily. Since diagnoses we wanted to start checking blood sugar at home but as soon as she saw the meter I was chasing her around the house. We ended up having to go to the vet multiple times in the month just to track what her BG's were doing. A friend in a Facebook group said they were having great results using Genteel on their dog, so I wanted to give it a try. Alice still gets a little tense from the noise but doesn't go 'claws out' when the poke happens. Overall the experience has been MUCH better for both of us. I can't thank Genteel enough and recommend it to anyone trying to manage their pet's diabetes at home.
Jeff

I like it better


I like to call this my clicker. I like it better than the other ones where you have to poke on your fingers. That's when you use them constantly, this one you can go all over your body. My favorite part are on my hands right here. You can do it on your arm and your legs. It also has suction to help the blood come up from out of your body. Right now I'm going to do a demonstration on how to use it.

It was painless?

I made the purchase that day!

A few months ago our vet suggested that we should try testing Max at home to get a better idea on what is causing his high blood sugar spikes. We went out and bought a meter and test strips, and let me say it's been anything but easy for us. Max does not mind the poke, but we were having trouble getting any or enough blood for our iPet meter which. I can't tell you how many strips we wasted. My brother's youngest was, unfortunately, recently diagnosed with T1D he had been talking about the Genteel for months and how it made a difference for them. I decided to go out on a limb and started to research the Genteel to see if it would work for animals. I found a few reviews posted from other pet parents on Amazon, and I made the purchase that day. We now can poke once and get a more than enough blood for our meter, sometimes Max won't even wake up when we test him!
Mary

I decided to try it because of the money back guarantee

I used to hate to test


So... This is my Genteel, and I have the #2 tip on it. I have just loaded it back and have my test strip in my tester. I like to do the top of my arm, or the inside of my arm. It's so easy, and it really is painless. I like it because I used to hate testing, and I used to hate to test. Now I don't mind testing and I actually like testing cause it doesn't hurt. It's more fun now than it was before. They really do give you the perfect amount of blood to test. That's just what I love about it. I really like this and I definitely think it is worth the money. It really is painless and I really would recommend this.

Just to be able to give my fingertips a break, they’re so calloused over the years


Hi, I'm Shawna; and I’m going to be reviewing the new Genteel lancing device this morning. I've had Type 1 Diabetes for 29 years and I was so glad when we saw this product on Facebook. Just to be able to give my fingertips a break, they're so calloused over the years. And I've never seen an alternate site testing device; so we were so happy when I saw that on Facebook.

I'm going to be testing my blood sugar, there's all different sites you can use. Shoulder, I test my Type 1 diabetic shoulder during the night, it's an easy spot to test when she doesn't wake up. But I'm going to be testing my palm this morning. They found that if you test this part of your palm over here, it's actually quite accurate and comparable to fingertip tests.

I've actually tested it myself just to see; and it's true. It's very comparable. So it creates a vacuum seal, when you press this button. And I'm going to press and count to 8. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. And you'll see the blood. And i'll test here. And we're just so happy its that easy. Pain-free and my blood is 6.9. You know I'm coming from Canada with those numbers, we measure at a different range than the US. And so, yeah.

I'm so glad that this was invented, it comes in different colors, different stickers, so it's adaptable for kids and adults. Thank you very much!

Did you feel anything? No!


Hi! My name is Callan. I'm trying the Genteel lancet device. Here we go!

This should be up. You have to push it down like that. And then you're technically ready. And then, you could...

...I'm doing it on my stomach so.... Press the button, hold it in for 10 seconds and it should get you enough blood.

Mom: Did you feel anything?

Callan: No.

Mom: That's awesome!

Medgadget

Now a new device called Genteel can allow patients to take blood samples from just about anywhere on the body with little pain.

No more painful pricks on her little fingers!


I got this for my daughter who was just diagnosed in May 2016...she absolutely loves it so far. No more painful pricks on her little fingers! Thanks Genteel!

Diabetes Forecast 2015

One of the newest (and, at $129, most expensive) lancing devices on the market, Genteel is designed to reduce pain in several ways. It uses vibration and speedy lancing action and creates a vacuum at the skin to mask and reduce painful sensations. Color-coded contact tips added to the outside of the nozzle adjust the depth setting. Alternate site testing is possible. The device works with many of the square-shaft lancets on the market.
Diabetes Forecast ,March/April 2015 Issue

Health Central

Nobody ever dared to claim that drawing a drop of blood to check our blood sugar levels could be gentle. Until now....I customized my Genteel when I chose the one of the six contact tips of varying thicknesses that is right for my fingers. This let me draw blood from only the top layer of the capillary blood supply, but not so deep as to reach the nerves, the source of pain when we use a lancet.
David Mendosa

I love this, it feels so… like I want to do this for fun! Sounds weird, but… it’s so cool!


And I haven't used it yet and I’m scared using it because I think it's going to hurt. I'm pretty sure it's not going to hurt. I'm scared.

Mom: Go ahead and try. When you push the button you have to count to 8.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. And I let go?

Mom: Let go... Pull it off. Do you have blood? No, I didn't feel anything.

Mom: You're not supposed to! Do you have blood though? No, I don't.

Mom: You shouldn't have to squeeze, okay try it again. Okay, do it on another finger. Okay, you didn't feel anything did you? So do it on the side, not on the middle. Okay, ready?

Mom: Did you cock it? Yeah. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8.

Mom: Do you have blood? Woah! I didn't feel anything! That's so cool! I want to do that just for fun! It was so cool! It feels so cool!

Mom: Let's see what you are.

It's so cool I love it!

Mom: 162, baby. You did it! Do you love it?

I love this, it feels so... like I want to do this for fun! Sounds weird, but... it's so cool!

Mom: You didn't feel anything?

It feels like a vacuum, and I love that!

Mom: So you can try it on your leg. Do you want to try it? Or on your palm.

Does it work better than your other pokers? Yeah!

That did not hurt

This pokey is really special to me because it doesn’t hurt.


Mom: Hi, I'm Ashley. We are the Branderson's and this is Emma. Emma is going to introduce you guys to her new Genteel lancing device. And then also she wanted to send a video back to TJ, who is a friend of mine's son. So i'll let Emma take the rest of the time. Genteel lancing device the other day, and Emma just learned how to do it herself.

Emma: Yeah, so it's my favorite lancing device. There's a trick about this. The needle doesn't even go into your body.

Mom: Well it goes into your body, it just doesn't go very deep.

Emma: Hi, I have a little pokey that is new. I want to show it to you. So, this pokey is really special to me because it doesn't hurt. See this orange thing, it makes it so it doesn't hurt. And this little button, this black button pushes it in. Then the needle shoots in, but it looks like it didn't even go in. And you have to hold it in for 8 seconds, then release your finger then there's blood coming out of it. So, this is mine. You put stickers on it. Pull the top off. So this is what it looks like... It's new to my other ones.

So, first you're going to put it inside of the lancing device. So first you twist it a little and you put it in. And then you pull out the needle. Now this cap, I'm going to put back on. So now I'm ready to go. And you can do it anywhere. You can do it on your earlobe, on your arm and your knee... The worst place it hurts is on your fingers. It's like this... Then you push this thing back in. And then it's all ready. See, inside do you see any blue thingy? No, so it's my lancing set device and I'm going to pull this top off. And here's where the needle goes in. I lay down like this, and so I'm going to push this little black button. I'm going to find a spot and first I poke... *Counts to 8* Release... And there's blood. So there's blood and then I release. The blood is right there... So I kind of like having diabetes. It's hard for me, but I like it. It's good. It's hard, but I do like it. It's kind of good for me to have it because I can do some diabetes by myself. And I give myself my own shots. So, TJ... That is you. You are brave. So I loved your video; it was great, TJ. So, my name is Emma. My mom's named Ashley, like she said. And there's one thing about my diabetes that I do like. I get candy all night long every time I'm low. So it's kind of fun, but I want to show you my new lancet device.

That’s so weird! I didn’t even know it went!


1,2,3, go... Yeah, it's there.

Mom: Okay, so you lift your finger off the button first.

I did.

Mom: How was it?

It didn't hurt at all!

Mom: Really?!

That's so weird! I didn't even know it went!

Mom: Oh my goodness... Oh, I'm low... Okay...

I didn’t feel it!

You don’t even have to squeeze your finger to get the blood on the meter.


I'm Josiah, and this is my Genteel. It comes with all these stickers so that you can make it your own and personalize it. I even put my own name on it. I'm going to check my blood sugar and it's going to be completely painless. So you go right here, and you press the button. It creates a suction, and then you count to 8. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. Then it draws the blood out. And you don't even have to squeeze your finger to get the blood on the meter. And that's one reason I really like the Genteel. Because on most lancing devices after you check it you have to squeeze it. Sometimes you have to squeeze really hard and it makes it hurt. Another thing about the Genteel is it comes with tips. So that if you have a low tip the lancet will go deeper in your skin. But right now I have the highest tip because I don't need that much blood for my meter. And that's why I really like this lancing device.

Now that I’m really used to it, it’s a great thing for me to use because it doesn’t hurt.


Hello, my name is Trinity. I'm 9 years old and this is my Genteel lancing device. At first I was really nervous because it made such a big noise, but now that I'm really used to it, it's a great thing for me to use because it doesn't hurt. Here's an example of using it... Have a great day!

Genteel has really made diabetes just so much more manageable


Hi, my name is Jackson, I am 10 years old and I use Genteel. So I've used 4 pokers over the 4 years that I have had diabetes. It'll be 5 this year. They all say that they don't hurt, especially this one. They say it's supposed to be pain-free even on the lowest setting... But it's not at all. So these are all supposed to be pain-free, but it still hurts. Once we ordered our Genteel and got it, it didn't hurt at all. And I kept trying because it said that I can do it in a bunch of different places. Like it says that you can do it on the chest, upper arms, stomach, forearms, fingers, palms, thighs, hips and calves. So I was trying all over my body to see if it really didn't hurt in every spot and it doesn't hurt. Mom: What's your favorite one? Umm... Right here. Like on my knee.

Mom: So where are you going to show us?

I'm going to show you on my knee.

Mom: Now we know I think the information says it's about 20 minutes difference, from where your hand and palm are. So as long as your doctor says that's okay, which Jackson's doctor is fine with that. Did you put a test strip in?

No. So I've got my blood. And the cool thing about this is that if you don't get enough blood what you can do is you can open this... Pull this out, do this... and go like this. So say this wasn't enough blood for my strip, I can go like that and it doesn't even poke me. Even though you don't feel it, it doesn't even poke. It just suctions it up, and see I've got more blood. So now I can just go and check my blood sugar. And I'm 238, so that's okay. I have to bolus. But yeah, this works a lot. If you can I recommend that you get it. Thanks for watching! Bye!

Mom: Alright, so mom is going to show a couple other things that we got with it. So in the kit it comes with an ID card and a place to store all of your stuff. I usually keep a little glucose pouch in here too, for lows. You can stick stickers on the pouch, which I didn't think the stickers would actually stay. But they do. You get a sheet of stickers, he decorated his device. We also got the thing of tips, and Jackson likes the green. These don't usually come with it, but we also got this. These are glow in the dark tips, which are really nice for at night time. He used to not ever let me check him in the night. He always would wake up at the slightest touch. Now he actually lets me check him at night without that tension, because he knows it's not going to hurt. We have the extra tip, all the other stuff that comes with the kit. This has really changed our life. He has gone from a boy who dreaded, begged, and pleaded not to have to check his blood sugar, to a boy who it's not a big deal. It's just part of life and this has really made part of life having diabetes just so much more manageable. I just really want to thank you guys at Genteel. Thanks.

Much better than the other pokers because it gives your fingers a break


Hi Guys, it's me Peyton. Today I'm going to show you how to use a Genteel. So first, I just got this and It's much better than the regular poker. This... This is much better because when you do it, it doesn't even hurt. And your fingers get a break, which is so nice. These little things right here, they go on right here. There are multiple colors. It starts with the blue one on. But you can pick because they have different ones depending on how tough your body is... your skin.

So now I'm going to demonstrate how to use one of these. So you may be a little nervous at first when you're using it, but it really doesn't hurt at all... I was a little nervous too, I thought it was going to hurt. But when I did it, it didn't hurt at all. So first I put the test strip in there. Now first you have to cock this. You push this down like that. So my favorite spots to do it on my body are right here. So I'm going to demonstrate. Don't hang on to the top cause this is going to pop up. So you push down kind of hard, then you press this. There's a little hole right there, so you've got to keep your finger over that. So you've got to watch for a blood drop on your hand. And if you see a blood drop before the red line comes up on this you can go ahead and take it off. This is the red line you are supposed to see. See, there's my blood. And I just test it. Easy as that. So you guys should really get a Genteel because it doesn't hurt at all. Much better than the other pokers because it gives your fingers a break. Bye!

And that’s all you need to do


Hi, my name is Kylie and this is my new Genteel pricker. You can decorate it with stickers and I'm just going to show you how to use it.

First, you push this up. Cause it's going to be sticking out. Then you can put it on your finger or palm. You just put it right there. When you want to do it you just push this button, but make sure this is not in the way because it comes out. Then you get the blood... Then you can put it in the meter... You could put your blood in the meter... And that's all you need to do.

That was painless. Really painless.


Hi guys, today I am going to show you how to use Genteel. So, let's get started. First, I am going to pick my site. As you can see I'm using my thigh. So I'm going to wipe it with my,

I'm going to wipe this site with my alcohol prep pad. Where I'm going to put Genteel. So, while that's drying... I'm going to go ahead and put my test strip into my glucometer. And now that looks pretty dry, so I'm going to take my Genteel. This is the activation button. I am going to put this on my site that I wiped, and I'm going to press the activation button until I see a drop of blood form.

So, 1,2,3, go. Now I'm watching for a drop of blood that's getting sucked up by the vacuum that's inside of here.

So while that drop of blood is forming I'm just going to keep holding down the activation button. I think that's enough. So now I'm going to let go of it.

Now I see that red strip, so now I know that I can lift it off. Now what i'm going to do is I'm going to take my glucometer and test.

That was painless. Really painless.

So I hope you enjoy your Genteel, and thanks for watching!

That’s a big blood!

Easy peazy, right?


My name is Braydon, and I'm going to demonstrate this pricker. Just push this.... hold on to the button... and there's these tips that make it prick harder, or NOT harder. The last one is well when you've been doing it for a long, long, long, looong time.

Mom: That's right.

And the blue is the first one that does not hurt. So..... I'm going to demonstrate this pricker... Oh man, I'm shaking. Sorry everyone, I'm shaking. It's bleed.

Mom: There you go.

And there we go.

Mom: Easy peazy, right?

Yeah.

Mom: Show them all your cool stickers, too.

You can decorate it with stickers....

Mom: Good job.

We didn’t realize how bad we had it until our Genteel arrived


We didn't realize how bad we had it until our Genteel arrived, then we realized how wonderful it could be! This video is showing me using Genteel at night without waking my son TJ up!

Thank you for making being a diabetic easier

I got my Genteel today and tried it i absolutely love it it is painless I feel nothing my three year old even loves it she says she dont feel nothing thank you for making being a diabetic easier
Allison Day-Jenkins

She absolutely loves Genteel. She now refuses to use anything different!

My daughter was skeptical at first about using a new poker but she absolutely loves Genteel! She now refuses to use anything different. The fact that she doesn't jump when she checks her blood or wake up when I check it in the middle of the night, makes it that much better! I would recommend it to anyone.
Amy Claycomb

It is probably one of the best lancing devices currently on the market

We love the Genteel lancing device! It's easier to get blood, we aren't limited to only using fingers, my son doesn't complain about testing anymore so we can test more frequently, it isn't damaging his nervous system. It is probably one of the best lancing devices currently on the market. I can't imagine going back to what we had before or using anything else now!
Jennifer Callihan

He just had his A1c last week and he is down 0.5% already!

Our son has had his for almost 2 months now. He was fighting us when it came time to test and I don't blame him....4 years of needles is hard on anyone, let alone a kid!! (He's almost 11 now).

He has been amazed by Genteel and absolutely loves this device. I tried it and felt it, but he quickly corrected me from pushing in (like we have to with other pokers). Now I am a pro too! :-)

He just had his A1c last week and he is down 0.5% already! Worth every penny. Thank you, Genteel!
Angela McMaster ,Vancouver, Washington

Genteel has been a great company with which to work.

I recently purchased the Genteel Lancing Device for my 6 year old grandson because their insurance would not cover the cost. After his initial apprehension about this device (he's not very receptive to anything new), he is now using and loving it! Genteel has been a great company with which to work. Would definitely recommend this device for diabetics.
Karen Handy McGraw

I ordered this for a friends little boy. He absolutely loves it!

I ordered this for a friends little boy. He was so excited that he would finally be pain free. He absolutely loves it!
Angela McGuire

brings up the perfect little drop to test

Love our Genteel. Most of the time it brings up the perfect little drop to test without any finger squeezes. It took a while to get used to and I thought I was doing it wrong but we have it down now. I think it still hurts him a bit but it's still better than the other lancet devices. We tried the palm and arm and leg and it doesn't work for our son. We still only use the finger tips. Would love to make other sites work but son isn't willing to try again. Arms, legs and palms didn't give us any blood and those sites are not easy to squeeze to get anything. So we just stick with the fingers. So far we are happy with our purchase. Glad we got it!
Ann Marie Hatchel

The service from Genteel afterwards has been superb

My son, who is 12 and I are so thrilled to have this new method of getting Josh's blood! The service from Genteel afterwards has been superb as well. They have helped me with every need I had.

Cheers to making managing diabetes a little easier!!
Stacey Rowland

Over 2 years using the Genteel and so thankful 7 to 10 times a day for it

Been over 2 years using the Genteel and so thankful 7 to 10 times a day for it. Long time T1 who hated checking my bg but had to check 4 times a day to get a pump. Ordered Genteel and was checking 7 times a day immediately. This device makes my life easier.

I have recently purchased a 2nd Genteel as I was thinking what if something happened to my first one. Honestly could not go back to a regular lancing device.

Big thing is to follow instructions to get the right colour tip on it to give you enough blood with no pain, then begin to smile.
John Whitehead

My husband wouldn’t be checking his sugar levels if it wasn’t for Genteel

My husband wouldn't be checking his sugar levels if it wasn't for Genteel! Thank you for making this product available.
Lynn Palmer

My only complaint is that we didn’t buy it sooner

We love the Genteel! We just got it last week and my only complaint is that we didn't buy it sooner. Our son's fingers are already looking so much better! It is worth every cent.
Amy Ray

No pain at all so I don’t mind when it is time to test

I got my Genteel about two weeks ago. It is my favorite thing ! No pain at all so I don't mind when it is time to test! I even used it to check my mom's blood sugar yesterday bc she was feeling strange and she was amazed that she didn't feel anything ! :)

I put the unicorn sticker on it and it looks super cute too! I can't wait to order some peelz to decorate in the future!
Samantha Kirkell

Customer service talks to you like a friend

My 9 year old daughter got this lancing device as a special "present". She has been so good with her care since she was diagnosed at 5.... But would cry in pain with the other lancing devices making her poor little fingers raw and sore.

She still mostly used her fingers, but instead of the lasting pain and throbbing of all the other "prickers" we've tried this one she doesn't even flinch and hasn't cried once about bg checks since she got it! Definitely worth every penny!

Oh and customer service talks to you like a friend. I love their genuine care and concern.
Cassie Lynn

Genteel has been a lifesaver for us

Genteel has been a lifesaver for us. My three-year-old Type One Diabetic son begs for his "no ouchie poker" any time we have to use a regular lancet. Thank you for giving us a little shimmer of positivity in a very stressful daily battle against this disease!
Jen Locke

It’s completely “ouch-free” and he will never use a regular device again.

Ok, for all you diabetics that refuse to check your sugar for whatever reason: you have no more excuses. This kid is not even 4 1/2, I told him to get his meter and he asked if he could do it himself. 4YEARS OLD. No more excuses.

In case you're wondering what the gadget is that he is using, it's called Genteel. It's the best investment we have ever made. It's completely "ouch-free" and he will never use a regular device again.

Sidenote: after he saw that he was at 64 he told me he was low and needed something....
Ashley Nicole Allen

We get a small and perfect drop of blood, even when my 16mo sleeps

It's taken some time to get good at it but now we usually get a small and perfect drop of blood, even when my 16mo sleeps. Only problem is that her older siblings love the pretty tips and we keep losing them.
Tashima Byrne

What an amazing company! Thank you so much!

Our daughter has been using Genteel for over a year and she LOVES it! We have misplaced it two different occasions and we have been lucky to find it. We will definitely spend the money again if needed. She's not willing to try any other meter and brings it with her to all medical appointments because it gives her comfort.
Valerie Aveni

Her little fingers are starting to get back to the way they used to be

My ten year old girlie loves the Genteel. She says she will never go back to pricking her fingers! After poking for 7 years her little fingers are starting to get back to the way they used to be. Any little bit that can help with this stinkin disease is well worth it in our house!
Holly Elgin

The callouses on my fingers have improved dramatically

I received my Genteel lancing device for Christmas, and it brought tears to my eyes. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 27 years and my finger tips hurt from years of testing. I would dread checking my blood sugar due to the pain. Since receiving genteel I no longer dread testing my sugar, I actually do it more frequently since it doesn't hurt.

The callouses on my fingers have improved dramatically, to where you almost can't even tell that I check my sugar there. Each time I've needed assistance with my device, genteel has been prompt in their response, and have helped me to trouble shoot. I would highly recommend (and I do), this device to any diabetic who checks their blood sugar!
Alicia Mohr

Definitely recommend buying one to give your finger a break

Amazing lancing device! Definitely recommend buying one to give your finger a break!! Best product ever thank you.
Dominique Gullette

Not ouch!


Amazing lancing device! Definitely recommend buying one to give your finger a break!! Best product ever thank you.

I love it

He’s so excited to check his sugars now and says it doesn’t hurt

We just received our new genteel and my 4 yr old loves it! He's so excited to check his sugars now and says it doesn't hurt. I checked it while he was sleeping on his leg and he didn't even flinch!
Melissa Myers

It is worth every penny.

I just ordered the Genteel Lancing device for my 4 yr old. It has been just a little over 2 yrs since his diagnosis. The lancing device is amazing. When I need to check his sugars at night he doesn't wake up and during the day he likes to use it himself on the palms of his hands. He has become so used to the finger pricks that he doesn't feel it anymore. I am soooooo thankful for the Genteel Lancing Device! It is worth every penny.
Emily Adkins

I’m pretty sure I’ve told everyone I know about it.

I was pretty reluctant at first to try out the Genteel considering it looked pretty different from what I'd used for the past ten years, so I did plenty of research. After a few hours I had free to watch review videos, I was convinced and decided to get one for myself. It took a lot of patience, as I was really pumped to try this thing out!

I knew how to use it as soon as it came, and as a t1diabetic of over 10 years, I can easily say that it is fantastic to be able to test virtually anywhere and not worry about pain of any sort. I'm pretty sure I've told everyone I know about it and have demo'd it to too many people to count. I'd definitely recommend this gadget.
Laynee Daniels

This is a game changer for us.

So, my son got his genteel this morning. (Thank you Grandparents!) I am so happy, I could cry. He says it doesn't hurt at all! I tried it out on myself, and I agree; no pain! My son is usually very reluctant to do his finger pokes. This is a game changer for us. If anyone was on the fence about getting one, do it! So worth it!
Desirea Crocker

The main thing my son doesn’t feel pain!

We absolutely love genteel! Had an issue but customer service helped us through it. The main thing my son doesn't feel pain! Thank you Genteel!
Kristen Liles

Everyone should have one. A true blessing for me!

I never tested as I should of. My sugar was out of control and I needed to take care of myself. better. Still the pain stopped me. My daughter found this Genteel Device and shared it with me. Problem solved which for many years was a big problem.(testing) So many good videos with all the information you need to make a purchase. Worth every penny. Everyone should have one. A true blessing for me! A true blessing for anyone with diabetes!
Roxy Tarantino

His A1C was 14.1. Now he is at 7.6!

We love love love this device. When my son lost his Genteel and had to use his old "poker" for a couple of checks, He went right to cleaning his room to find his Genteel. Thankfully, it turned up. Plus for mom, his room was clean! Lol. Excited to try the new focus draw tips!

When he was first diagnosed, his A1C was 14.1. Now he is at 7.6! I know we still have work to do, but Genteel really does make checks and T1D maintenance so much easier.
Jessica Smith

I went from a frustrated customer to a very pleased customer.

I went from a frustrated customer to a very pleased customer after working closely with Anita on an issue related to my five year old's apprehension using the Genteel (or anything that looks different or unusual) for BG checks. She was just diagnosed on March 28th.

I really appreciate the customer service that Genteel provides from the first interaction to any interaction afterwards. I remember the Friday night I ordered the Genteel. It was about 9:00 p.m. CST and I was exhausted but I was searching for answers. It was so nice to see the chat option available and open to answer my questions. I chatted with someone that night!

Also, on the back side. When things weren't going well with my daughter's acceptance of the Genteel, Anita walked me through it and explained some other options to help. We want to make these relentless Bg checks as painless as possible and I could tell that Anita wanted the same thing as us :)

Thank you, Genteel and thank you, Anita!
Kim Munson

Neither of us felt anything… except excitement and relief.

My 5yr old got his in the mail today! It took some time for me to figure out (I poked myself a bunch of times) to make sure I was comfortable before trying it out on him. Neither of us felt anything... except excitement and relief. Its different and will take some more practice but he loves it and asked if we can keep it.
Angie Wray Gentay

My daughters fingers are saved and she loved to decorate it

We love love love it! It does seem to take a bit to figure out the ins and outs of the device and it may take. Little longer then a traditional lancing device but the ability to do it anywhere on your body out weighs the time. My daughters fingers are saved and she loved to decorate it. Heck I wanted to decorate it! And the customer service is amazing and quick and so helpful and kind everyone is!!! Thanks for an amazing product
Dorothy Hinds

I forgot all the pain for 22 years love love this

My husband get this for me as a present o man I love this pen I loveeee it if you have a opportunity to buy this do it you not going to regret this I just have it for a week now and I am telling you go for it is amazing the first day that I pinch myself I almost cry it doesn't hurt. 22 years with diabetes and this ting comes out I forget all the pain for 22 years love love this
Rebeka Coriano

So happy that I spent the money on one of these!

Just got my Genteel like 20 minutes ago and I absolutely love it! I tried my palm for the first time ever and I actually really like the spot!! I recommend this device to anyone, especially children. Being a child myself I hate pricking my fingers and I was very excited when I heard of the Genteel. It really is painless and it's not that big. The videos make it look really big but its not! So happy that I spent the money on one of these!!
Savannah Bustle

My daughter’s fingers no longer have the little black dots of dead tissue.

The Genteel has literally been the best thing I could do for my T1D. As a mother I feel helpless so often, but this gave me a way to make difference. My daughter's fingers no longer have the little black dots of dead tissue. I test her EVERYWHERE. Legs, arms, torso. She doesn't even know it's happening when she's sleeping.
April Messerschmidt-Rutz

She brings it with her to medical appointments because it gives her comfort.

Our daughter has been using Genteel for over a year and she LOVES it! We have misplaced it two different occasions and we have been lucky to find it. We will definitely spend the money again if needed. She's not willing to try any other meter and brings it with her to all medical appointments because it gives her comfort.
Kelly Ballesteros

I’m happy to say I can test more daily without being hurt by the needle

For me, I didn't know I was diabetic until the last month of 2009. Diabetes was nothing to me even though it runs on both sides of the family. (Gila River Indian Community, #1 on researching of diabetes. Most of the community members are diabetic and have lost body parts due to it. Not proud of it though.)

I wasn't too sure about stabbing myself on the finger daily to test but I did until I just stopped. I ended up testing once a week or few months apart because I didn't like the pain I felt. Even stopped for a year or two of testing myself. I hated testing and my fear of needles was beyond normal until recently. I found out that I'm autistic and my fears were mainly overloading of sensory issues. I'm an artist and a musician, using my fingers are important to me. After finding this lancet device from surfing on YouTube randomly, I saw a video about how this device can stop the pain of testing. I went to the site to learn more about it then earlier this month I went and purchased one myself. I'm happy to say I can test more daily without being hurt by the needle. I'm also testing on my palms which is way better than my fingers as I started to lose feeling in them. I use the yellow cap on my palms and I think I be on the blue if done on fingers(if I ever do) I'm very happy with this lancing device and being autistic with sensory issues, this lowers one of them. Thank you for making this device. Oh I just happened to buy the purple one and I found out that they just released the purple color at the same time =)

A tip if fearing of using the device the first time: try have your parent/S.O. use the device on you the first time. My boyfriend did that as I told him I was afraid of it. After that, I easily done it myself now. Hope that helps.
Kiara Leohart

If you dread sticking your finger to get a blood reading, fear no more

If you dread sticking your finger to get a blood reading, fear no more. The Genteel Lancing Device is simple, and there is no pain. Try it, and you will be amazed.
William Stewart

Has taken all the stress out of my diabetes testing

Great product, has taken all the stress out of my diabetes testing. 5 stars. Check out my review of this compared to some other lancing devices: http://www.dtcperspectives.com/whats-diabetic-part-one/
Scott Ehrlich

This product is a total game changer!

This product is a total game changer! My daughter hasn't pricked her fingers in at least 6 months! Last a1c 6.2!!! She checks her arm.
Ronda Westfall

I’m so very thankful for a family member getting it for him

My son now has this and I'm so very thankful for a family member getting it for him. Takes the pain out of finger pricking and help encourage more checking. It's a win win for us!
Kimberly Shea Keyser

Genteel has made testing easier for my 7 year old

Genteel has made testing easier for both my 7 year old and everyone that cares for her. I highly recommend this lancing device to any and all. Give those fingers a break!
Tiffany O'Brien

My 7 year got it today and absolutely loves it!

My 7 year got it today and absolutely loves it! I tried it myself and it is absolutely pain-free!
Erin Harney

No more painful pricks on her little fingers!

I got this for my daughter who was just diagnosed in May of this year...she absolutely loves it so far. No more painful pricks on her little fingers! Thanks Genteel!
Tracy Weese

My daughter has been using Genteel since almost 4 months, and she is so happy!

My daughter is being using Genteel since almost 4 months, and she is so happy!!! She is 13 years old and 7 years with diabetes, we love Genteel!
Mariana Garcia

Customer Service is amazing and helped us troubleshoot the problem.

My daughter loves hers. We had an issue with ours within a couple months of our purchase and they replaced it immediately. Customer Service is amazing and helped us troubleshoot the problem. We got a temporary fix for the Genteel until we got our new one in the mail within just a few days. They even let us choose a new color (the purple is really pretty)!
Melissa Tarvin

He checks his bg on his palm, it’s saved his little fingers.

My son was dx at 3, and got this at 6 years old, we absolutely love it! We found generic brand lancets in 33 gauge that fit it. It was a little scary for him at first because of the loud noise and the size but it didn't take him long to like it. He checks his bg on his palm, it's saved his little fingers.
Misty Pate

This is the best invention ever. I love it!!!

I finally used mine after being scared cause of the sound, and I must say I am so happy with it. The blue tip wasn't the right one for me I ended up needing the yellow but still didn't hurt. I've struggled with taking it and having to deal with the pain. I took my blood sugar twice today. Thank you so much Genteel this is the best invention ever. I love it!!!
Nicole Alvarado

My 8 year old daughter prefers using the Genteel over the many other prickers we have

My 8 year old daughter prefers using the Genteel over the many other prickers we have. We are still learning which colors for which area of the body. Sometimes we have to try more than once to get enough blood, but even with that it is what she prefers. Anything that gives these kids even the smallest bit of relief is worth it.
Sara Ford

It’s great no pain and gives the fingers a rest

I bought one last week it's great no pain and gives the fingers a rest. I would recommend this to anyone.
Jayde Lee

I tried it and cried because it is absolutely painless even on the most sensitive areas

I received my Genteel kit this week, earlier than expected!! I tried it and cried because it is absolutely painless even on the most sensitive areas. I'm glad I bought this, my insurance company however didn't cover it. Worth the money!!!!
Jessica Browne

He has never even flinched from the poke

My almost 4 year old Type 1 Chevy loves his Genteel. I love being able to use alternate sites and he has never even flinched from the poke. Extremely satisfied with my purchase even though in Canadian it's a hefty price. 100% worth it for us.
Amanda Mary

Thank you for making being a diabetic easier

I got my Genteel today and tried it i absolutely love it it is painless I feel nothing my three year old even loves it she says she dont feel nothing thank you for making being a diabetic easier
Allison Day-Jenkins

She had poked ALL her fingertips because she was in such disbelief!

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