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Travel Sharps Boxes

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Vickitub, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Vickitub

    Vickitub Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be traveling to Vegas in September and I’m wondering what size sharps boxes would be good. I use a pen for my insulin. I did find some on amazon sizes 200ml and 0.6. I’m so confused as to what’s right.
     
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    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Save your hard earned cash and use an empty plastic drinks bottle. Also reusing the plastic and helping to save the planet at the same time so feel smug all holiday.
     
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  3. Vickitub

    Vickitub Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hadn’t thought of using them. I will give that a lot of thought thank you.
     
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    I second the old water bottle. I find a smallish (300ml) one is plenty big enough for a 2 week holiday.
    I usually take a smaller bottle (or old test strip pot) out with during the day and decant into the bigger (but still small) bottle in the hotel at night. I put the bigger (but still small) bottle in my case on the way home and decant into my “proper” sharps box when I get home.
     
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  5. Vickitub

    Vickitub Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good idea, I just worry about the rules in America.
     
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    I have adopted this approach in America ... and every other country I have visited in the last 15 years.
    No one cares that I have no official sharps container.
     
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    Vickitub Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That’s very good to know. Thank you all for your help.
     
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