Long time since I've posted anything on here but I thought I should share this. Hospitals in West NY have been using insulin pens in multiple patients. Because of this, they are having over 2,000 patients be tested for bloodborne pathogens including HIV and Hepatitis.
I happened to be dx in Dec 09 and spent a week at Olean General Hospital in Olean, NY. I received a letter and went in to get my blood drawn earlier today.
The thing that made me most upset was the treatment I received today. The hospital was very unprofessional and treated me with no sincerity and no empathy at all. If anything they should be as apologetic as possible.
Yes, the chance of infection is minuscule but this is absolutely ridiculous that this practice was going on for over 3 years.
Here are the links to the news story.
I'm curious to hear people's reactions and if nothing else, make people more aware of the dangers of sharing insulin pens.