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Re: [IP] Changing Lancets and Needles

----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Changing Lancets and Needles

> In a message dated 10/30/01 7:11:01 AM Pacific Standard Time,
email @ redacted
> writes:
> > > times through clothing.
> >
> > Hi All,
> > I would like to chime in here, and respectfully disagree about the
> > re-use of syringes.  The above quote was quite true of the previous
> > generation of syringes,26-28 gauge.  It is no longer true of the current
> > generation, Micro-fine 30 gauge syringes.  I can not quote the article,
> > I recieved it thru the DCCT Team at UCSD.  Due to the very fine
> > of this generation of syringes, there is significant deterioration of
> > needle after only one use.  In other words, multiple re-use of
> > syringes can/may cause significant sub q damage.  The warning that they
> > only to be 'single use' is more than just a way for the manufacturers to
> > make more money.  It is for the users protection and health.
> >
> > Just my .02 cents folks.  BTW, I have never re-used a syringe in 15
years of
> > DM.
> > --
> > Frank
> >
> Frank I am sure people on this list, Tom, Jan, myself in the 50+ years
> category remember boiling needles each day. I remember the hooks on 26 GA
> needles we used a wet stone to fix. I will admit when I began sticking my
> fingers in the 70's I would replace every time I stuck my self. After
> this list and listening to Sam I tried leaving it there in place for
> sticks. In the last 2 years I rarely change the lance YMMV. I have yet to
> have an infection. I still bleed a nice drop with my dull lance. It could
> the aspirin a day that makes me bleed better! I use the side of the tip of
> the finger to stay away from the nerve endings on the pad of the finger.
> way it will hurt less again YMMV. I guess if it was good enough for my
> to reuse needles in the 40's (late for me) it can't be all bad. Roger
> Campbell (cheap Scottish person) (dx12/1/47 pm 5/7/00)
I agree, I reuse pokes until they are dull "read HURT" Taking my stabber
apart is a pain. I never got an infection either. When I was younger I dated
a diabetic chick, We often shared needles. big mistake. Spot, cheap Jewish
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