LifeScan, a developer of OneTouch Brand Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems, has introduced Delica Lancing System to provide comfortable blood glucose testing for diabetes patients in the US.

LifeScan said that the OneTouch Delica Lancing System was virtually painless and the most comfortable lancing device. According to a study, 96% said it was easy to use the system and 84% reported that it was quiet, providing a discreet lancing solution.

The OneTouch Delica System features a new, 33 gauge lancet that is 40% thinner than current industry standard 28 gauge lancets, to provide improved comfort.

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.

LifeScan OneTouch Delica Lancing System has an estimated retail price of $19.99 and includes 10 lancets. 100-count OneTouch Delica Lancets have an estimated retail price of $15.99. The system and lancets are covered by Medicare Part B and most private insurance plans.

Marc Steinberg, a diabetes specialist, said: “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.

“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.”