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Disposal of injecting material

1 All HCPs and individuals/
carers should be aware of local
regulations regarding sharps
disposal. HCPs individuals/
carers should be made
aware of the consequences
of inappropriate disposal
of sharps (e.g. needle stick
injuries to others such as
refuse workers). (154)

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2 Correct disposal should be
taught to people with diabetes
from the beginning of injection
therapy and reinforced
throughout.

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3 Information on how to obtain a
sharps box is available from your
local healthcentre. However,
disposal is according to local
policy.

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4 Under no circumstance should sharps material be disposed of into the public rubbish or household refuse system.

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5 Empty pen devices can be
disposed of in the normal
house hold refuse when the
needle is removed.

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