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The goal of these recommendations is to protect all those at risk of needlestick injury by ensuring safe practice through professional and patient education, risk management and awareness training.


  1. Increase awareness of risk for needlestick injury to all health care providers involved in the care of people with diabetes.
  2. Identify evidence-based best practice to minimize the risk for needlestick injuries.
  3. Promote safe practice when using and disposing of sharps in diabetes care through the dissemination and implementation of the recommendations stated in this document.

New FIT Recommendations Now Available!

Implementation of these recommendations may have a direct impact on the health outcomes of those individuals living with diabetes who require subcutaneous injection therapy.

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FIT Tools

A series of educational tools based on FIT Canada’s Recommendations for Best Practice in Injection Technique.

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Meet the FIT Team!

The FIT Board is made up of experienced diabetes educators who have come together to establish and promote best practice in injection technique.

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