I honestly couldn't tell you when I started Hoarding needles LOL. But I think it had something to do with the overall cost of diabetes supplies and lack of insurance in my early D years. The habit has stayed with me though and even today I still have a hoarder's worth of needles. My Endo has a habit of giving me a script for needles every time I visit and recently I told her that I still have boxes from a few years ago. I don't know if it was shock or amazement that I saw in her eyes but I just cant help but "recycle"....
omg!!! NOW I WILL CHANGE MORE!!! YIKES!!
No wonder my fingers hurt when I reuse my lancets over and over!
Ouch! I seriously need to change my lancets more often. Ugh, when I think back to when I was un-insured, I used to clean and re-use my syringes until they hurt. BAD IDEA! Thank goodness we now know how bad it is. Wish they'd said theat before. Thanks for sharing this Daisy!!! :)
I used a lancet for over a week (say 30 times) and then took a hi-res picture of it. I really didn't see any type of damage to the needle like this. While I'm sure it's less sharp, when I was using needles for insulin I generally changed them every week...or two.I suspect this picture helps them sell more product, you can call me a cynic.