Do you or your child reuse lancets or syringes?
I reuse lancets and syringes
I reuse lancets but not syringes
I reuse syringes but not lancets
I don't reuse lancets or syringes
I occasionally reuse either lancets or syringes
Total votes: 708
Do you or your child reuse lancets or syringes?Poll dates: August 22 - 29, 2004
Total Votes: 708
Given the cost of diabetes supplies, many people find that reusing lancets and syringes makes sense. About two-thirds (64%) of our respondents reuse just lancets. 11% report reusing both lancets and syringes. Only 1% report reusing syringes but not lancets. Some people (4%) reuse lancets or syringes on occasion.
You can safely reuse lancets and syringes if you follow the guidelines outlined in Reuse Your Syringes and Lancets. See also Needle Reuse, which includes photomicrographs of an insulin syringe needle before and after reuse.
The table below shows how readers have responded to this poll in the past.
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:37:54
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