As anyone with diabetes knows, managing it can be expensive — even with insurance. Because of this (and for convenience, as well), many people with diabetes reuse lancets and syringes. A smart way to save money, or dangerous risk-taking? We asked seven people the same question:
What is your view on reusing lancets, pen needles, and syringes?
Amy Tenderich, blogger, Diabetes Mine; Type 1 diabetes for 4 years
Justin Indyk, MD, PhD, clinical fellow in pediatric endocrinology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Allison Blass, blogger, Lemonade Life; Type 1 diabetes for 15 years
Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, manager of clinical education programs, Joslin Diabetes Center; blogger, Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Kerri Sparling, blogger, Six Until Me; Type 1 diabetes for 22 years
Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD, professor of exercise science, Old Dominion University; Type 1 diabetes for 40 years
Scott Strumello, blogger, Scott’s Web Log; Type 1 diabetes for 32 years
Source URL: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/perspectives-on-pokes/
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