Tech Center Bloggers

HughesHeadshotJohn Hughes is a computer programmer, writer, and business owner residing in Oregon. He runs an in-home care business for seniors and disabled individuals with the goal of keeping people independent in their own homes as long as possible.

Wil Dubois, author of Diabetes Simplified, writes from both clinical and personal experience. He works as a diabetes treatment specialist and has type 1 diabetes himself, and as such speaks both "doctor" and "patient."

Chris Stocker is President, CEO of his own online marketing company. He also blogs about living with type 1 and his love for diabetes technology as an insulin pump and CGM user.

 

Last Modified Date: June 10, 2013

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Do you reuse your insulin needles?

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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...
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