Home > Insulin: Reusing Syringes and Lancets Safely
Some people with
diabetes use their
insulin syringes and lancets more than once to save money. But makers of syringes and lancets do not recommend using them more than once. Talk
with your doctor before reusing these items. Some people who have diabetes should
not reuse their syringes or lancets, including people who have:
Some precautions to take if you reuse syringes or lancets:
Dispose of reused syringes and lancets in safe containers when:
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - EndocrinologyRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofMarch 13, 2017
Current as of:
March 13, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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