Dropped bottle of insulin.

By Tiff Latest Reply 2009-08-02 07:56:42 -0500
Started 2009-06-08 11:12:12 -0500

I have heard that if you drop your bottle of insulin and it doesn't break, it could actually have splintered on the inside and small pieces of glass could then be injected into you. Has anyone heard of this?

7 replies

apanda 2009-08-02 07:56:42 -0500 Report

Sorry, but I've been in the glass business for 27 years. It does not break that way. If it were to break anywhere, it would likely break at the point of impact on the outside where it struck a solid surface. Glass does not "flake off in splinters" like that. I think that someone is having a little fun at your expense.

Jipwhip 2009-08-02 01:28:49 -0500 Report

I have never heard of this before. I have dropped my insulin bottles a couple of times and never had a problem. Besides those bottles are tough, think about how many times they get bumped or dropped in a hospital and don't break.

cyncyn 2009-06-08 20:29:17 -0500 Report

When the nurse was teaching my mother-in-law, about her shots, she dropped the bottle, and then used it. So, I am sure it would be o.k. If not, would she have used it?
Just my opinion.

2009-06-08 20:04:56 -0500 Report

WOW that sounds like something out of a bad horror flick!! lol, sorry.

I've dropped insulin bottles a few times, and have never had an issue with shards of floating glass injecting into me.

Sarguillo 2009-06-08 17:00:02 -0500 Report

news to me. I have dropped bottles and picked them up, Never had an issue. I would assume that it would be a very small sliver of glass as it has to enter via the needle. then be plunged into my via that same needle. Im not worried about it at the moment. The odds as I see it are against it happening but I could be wrong. Ask your doctor his opinion.