Daily diabetes care for an insulin pump user requires the use of lancets, needles and syringes, which are referred to as “sharps”. Proper disposal will reduce the risk of injury to you and to others.
Dispose of sharp objects in a proper sharps container. Sharps containers should be closed and properly discarded when full.
Be sure to dispose of sharps in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. The guidelines are as follows:
Follow these additional guidelines to safegaurd yourself and others:
Information on containers to use for sharps disposal can be obtained from the American Diabetes Association or ask your local pharmacist.
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