I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1996. It was under control using oral medication. In November of 2009 it was found that the oral medications were frying my kidneys. I had to switch to insulin.
I religiously followed the instruction of my RN, CDE but I felt it was a waste to inject one dose and destroy the syringe. In my case, that’s 4 syringes a day (3 Novolog-1 Lantus). A box of 100 syringes lasted only 25 days. I did some research and decided to use one syringe for multiple injections. There could be some complications but I decide to try anyway. My endocrinologist wasn't happy but she did not tell me not to. She warned me to be careful.
Now I use one syringe for up to 6 days, that‘s up to 24 injections. One box of syringes can last me almost 2 years. That sounds good to me but probably has B D crying.
How many of you reuse your syringes? Did you have any complications from reuse? Why did you decide to reuse your syringes?
I am very interested in your feedback.
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