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Insulin Syringe Reuse
How many times is it safe to reuse an Insulin syringe for a person suffering from Diabetes? My father takes this injection twice a day.
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Dr. Chethan R S
General Physician 3 yrs exp Bangalore
A used needle can have bacteria from the skin in and on it. Bacteria can contaminate the bottle of insulin when reinserted into the bottle. The bottled insulin is a growth medium that can allow the bacteria to reproduce. Insulin is stored in a refrigerator to prevent bacterial growth.
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