How Do I Dispose of My Insulin Pen Needle When I Am Done?


How do I dispose of my insulin pen needle when I am done?

You should never recap the small needle. Use these steps below:

Screw the cap onto the needle tightly. This locks the cap onto the needle.

Unscrew the cap to remove the needle from the pen.

How do I use my sharps container safely?

You should keep your sharps container in a safe place.

You should never remove anything from your container or turn your container upside down. 

Once your sharps container reaches the full line, lock the container and bring it back to GluCare so we can dispose of it properly.

How do I safely use and store my insulin pens?

  • Do not use your pens if the insulin looks cloudy or has pieces floating
  • Store unused pens in the refrigerator, 
  • Never freeze your insulin pens. 
  • Once opened, write the date on your pen. 
  • Do not use the pen for more than 28 days.
  • You can store the in-use pens at room temperature.
  • Do not reuse needles.
  • Do not let anyone else use your insulin pens. 
  • Keep them out of direct sunlight.
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