Do you or your child reuse lancets, syringes/pen needles, pump supplies, or continuous sensors?
Please vote in each section. You'll need to submit multiple votes.
I reuse lancets
I do not reuse lancets
Syringes or pen needles
I reuse syringes or pen needles
I do not reuse syringes or pen needles
I reuse pump supplies
I do not reuse pump supplies
I don't use an insulin pump
Continuous Sensors (if you use one)
I reuse sensors (beyond recommended time limit)
I do not reuse sensors (beyond recommended time limit)
Total votes: 101
Do you or your child reuse lancets, syringes/pen needles, pump supplies, or continuous sensors?Poll dates: July 23 - 30, 2014
Total Votes: 101
In previous years, we've asked our readers about reusing lancets and syringes. In this poll, we also asked about pump supplies and continuous sensors. The data from this year shows:
Product Lancets Syringes Pump Supplies Continuous Sensors Reuse 79% 13% 15% 51% Don't Reuse 21% 87% 85% 49%
As would be expected, the vast majority of people report reusing lancets (79%). Syringe reuse is much less common at 13%. Reuse of pump supplies is even less -- 15%.
Reuse of sensors from continuous glucose monitors, which we defined as using a sensor beyond the recommended time limit, is also high. Just over half of people who use continuous sensors report using the sensors longer than recommended. With clinical trials and unpublished data from clinicians showing that sensors last longer than noted on product packaging, and given the expense of these sensors, it is not surprising that so many people report using them for extended periods of time.
The following graph summarizes the results of this year's poll:Return to the current poll]
Last Updated: Wednesday July 30, 2014 17:52:56
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