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Eco-Friendly Diabetes Quiz

Diabetes can create a lot of waste. The plastic bottles that blood sugar test strips come in, the little plastic test strips themselves, and plastic pill bottles and packaging. Insulin arrives in individual boxes, too, each with their own set of drug interactions and warnings paperwork. And syringes and lancets are designed for one-time use and must be disposed of in a plastic sharps container.

All this adds up to a lot of trash. And since we are doing our best to live healthy diabetes lives, the consumerism will continue. Take the dLife Eco-Friendly Diabetes Quiz and see how you can keep your diabetes management plan environmentally friendly.

Reviewed by Jill Weissberg-Benchell, Ph.D., CDE

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