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New Post 3/18/2013 1:12 AM
  lizzpreto
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Disposing lancets and injections in campgrounds 
We'll be camping with a few friends and their families for the spring break. One of my friend's kids has been recently diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and now has to take insulin shots daily as well as having to check his blood sugar on a regular basis. I'm just curious on how do we dispose of this while we're in the campground? The last thing that we want is the campground hosts to think that we're a bunch of junkies.
 
New Post 3/21/2013 6:20 PM
  josh54
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Re: Disposing lancets and injections in campgrounds 
Make sure to remind your friend to bring a lot of those disposable containers that they sell in pharmacies. On your way back, you can stop by at a local pharmacy in the area and give it to them so that they will be the ones to dispose and have them recycled.
 
New Post 3/25/2013 12:20 PM
  mary22
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Re: Disposing lancets and injections in campgrounds 
I'm pretty sure that they would have those canisters where they can dispose the needles. Best to bring a lot and then just bring them to a drugstore on your way back.
 
New Post 4/2/2013 12:02 AM
  mikeporter
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Re: Disposing lancets and injections in campgrounds 
I agree with everyone else here. For sure, the parents will have those containers where they can dispose the used lancets and injections so that they don't become a danger to others. You can just drop it at any local pharmacy for proper recycling.

One thing that you need to look out while camping is to make sure that you bring some snacks at all times and loads of water, especially if you guys are planning to go hiking. Diabetics are more prone to heat stroke than us so he needs to keep himself hydrated always. Not sure on just how active he is, but in case he hasn't been too active, you need to make sure that you got something sweet nearby like orange juice. Hiking and doing other activities might cause his blood sugar level to drop considerably so he'll need a quick boost of sugar.
 
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