MULTIPLE USE OF DISPOSABLE INSULIN SYRINGES IN THE SAME PATIENT

Authors

  • Mohammad Zarif

Abstract

Disposal syringes have brought a revolution in the control of serious transmissiblediseases by parenteral route for example serum hepatitis, where the carrier of “E” antigenhas a transmission risk of 35%.1,2Diabetes Mellitus is a lifelong disease and in a country like our insulin dependentpoor diabetics find it expensive to use a fresh insulin syringe for every injection. The costof treatment is the principal reason for failure of compliance in developing countries likeours. Considering the above facts, a trial was organized with the aim to use repeatedly adisposable insulin syringe and needle in the same patient.

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