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Best before date?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by kev-w, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So I'm staying over at my old mums, basal time and I've left a clipped stump where the needle should be.

    In a cupboard I've found some unopened 12mm tips best before Sept 98 :p so it's one of them or the one on my Humalog pen, I'm leaning towards the out of date unopened pin, what do you reckon?
    There's even orange top syrynges in a stash :)
     
    #1 kev-w, Apr 20, 2018 at 10:49 PM
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  2. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a doctor but if the needle is the right size and fresh,ie unopened, I think I'd rather go with a sharp one than a stump. Let us know what you do, I'm sure it'll be OK. We are after all ..... fighters and winners.
     
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  3. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Why not, you will not get food poisoning from a still sterile pin / needle / lancet.

    I have a box of Multiclix lancets whose before date is 02.2019, I most probably will still be using them in 2020.
     
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  4. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I'd guess they'd be fine. There's nothing to go off surely?
     
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  5. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    :p that's taking a low carb diet a tad too far :) sorry!

    Yeah, I used a 20 year old 12mm tip :) ironic having downsized to 4mms just a week back, I could have used the one on the other pen but didn't want to reuse a 4mm so thought I'd see if anyone screamed no in capital letters :) cheers
     
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    #5 kev-w, Apr 20, 2018 at 11:14 PM
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  6. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    By heck :) I'd only had sugar 12 or 13 years when they were in date :) made me feel old!
     
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