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The average American manages to throw out 4.5 pounds of solid waste (a.k.a. trash) every day. And while there are no hard statistics on how much garbage the average American with diabetes generates, we think it's safe to say that it's probably considerably more.

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by Brenda Bell
Under New Jersey's sanitation laws, syringe needles (sharps) need to be treated as hazardous biological waste. Lancets, like the straight pins and needles we use for garment sewing, do not. Still, the potential for secondary damage (to bathroom attendants, cleaning personnel, and sanitation workers) from these small sharps is non-neglible. While there's no "prick-safe" method of disposing of the needles I break sewing an average costume, standard lancets...