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This is a place to find or list resources for Free or discounted (please make it a good discount) Diabetic Supplies. We all Love Free Stuff. ****Please do NOT post prescriptions items, as it goes against the Terms of Use of TuDiabetes.****

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The exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner (such as a doctor, dentist, ophthalmologist or optometrist) is not allowed on TuDiabetes.

Such items include, but are not limited to: insulin, insulin pumps, insulin pump supplies (infusion sets, reservoirs, inserters), continuous glucose monitors, CGM sensors, glucagon, Metformin, Byetta, Symlin, statins.  Insulin For Life does fantastic work, and accepts donations of insulin and other diabetes suplies!

Things you are welcome to exchange, sell or give away on TuDiabetes include: glucometers, test strips, lancets, ketostix, glucose (tablets, gel, etc.).

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Comment by Marie B on June 28, 2014 at 7:04am

This month's Diabetes Forecast Magazine has anarticleon making your own sharps container.

Comment by Chadd on June 27, 2014 at 3:56pm

In our city, we are told to put in a large bottle, like laundry soap bottle, and duck tape it and mark sharps. I'm like really... I did talk to my pharmacist, he said he can take it have it destroyed.

I found an article from the EPA..

Comment by catlover on June 27, 2014 at 9:02am

I have several Accu-chek compact meters and several Contour meters that I do not need. If anyone wants them contact me here. They are,of course, free and we can discuss shipping charges. BTW, they all have their case.

Comment by Austin Pereira on May 29, 2014 at 11:49am

Awesome!! I'm glad to hear it. Almost every waste management co. out there offers them for free, all over the country.

They do it to keep their workers safe.

Comment by Dexter on May 29, 2014 at 11:44am

Austin, yes I found the free sharps container and disposal site about 2 miles from my house. Thank you so much for the link!!!!! Now I don't have to feel bad for breaking state law.

Comment by Austin Pereira on May 24, 2014 at 9:26pm

@Dan, you can pick them up from your local waste management division.. In LA co. its DPW, find out more here >>

@Marie, it isn't very safe for the garbage hauler or the prcessing facility workers. Hence why red biohazard containers are not allowed in household trash (in most states).

Comment by Marie B on May 24, 2014 at 1:09pm

you can use an empty laundry detergent bottle or something equally strong. taping it shut would probably work fine.

Comment by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on May 24, 2014 at 12:54pm

have you checked with your local hospital? some of them have a sharps container they give you for free and you just return to them full and they swap out for an empty one

Comment by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on May 24, 2014 at 12:53pm

Comment by Dexter on May 24, 2014 at 12:20pm

Hello I need a sharps disposal container. Anyone got one or know where I can get a free one? If not, does anyone have any biohazard labels I can get for free? Thank you.


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