How to Dispose of Used Glucose Monitors Properly

Proper disposal of used glucose monitors is crucial for both environmental and safety reasons. These devices, also known as Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs), should not be simply thrown away in the trash or recycling bin. National Diabetic Supply will explore the best practices for disposing of used devices to protect the environment and prevent any potential harm.

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E-Waste Centers

Most CGM devices can be safely disposed of in an electronic waste bin at an e-waste center. E-waste centers are equipped to handle the disposal of electronic devices like CGMs and ensure that they are recycled or disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

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HHW Facilities

Some glucose monitors can also be taken to a designated Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility for proper disposal. These facilities are specially equipped to handle hazardous materials, including electronic devices like CGMs.

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Handling Clinical Waste Components of CGMs

Certain parts of a CGM, such as the sensor and applicator, may need to be classified as clinical waste and disposed of in a sharps container. Clinical waste, which includes materials that may be contaminated with blood or bodily fluids, must be handled and disposed of carefully to prevent any potential risks to health and safety.

Properly disposing of used glucose monitors, such as CGMs, is essential to protect the environment and prevent any potential harm. By taking these steps, you can contribute to a cleaner and safer environment for all. Shop for devices at National Diabetic Supply.

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