(Gloucester, MA, Tuesday, November 12, 2019) – National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM) takes place in November. Millions of people in the United States suffer from a chronic illness and use “sharps” to manage their medical condition at home or on the go.  For example, many people with diabetes self-inject at least two insulin shots every day, and conditions including allergies, arthritis, cancer, infertility, migraines and psoriasis, among others, may also require the use of a sharp to administer medication.

However, disposing of those medical sharps safely may be a concern. In fact, people who use needles and lancets to manage their medical conditions believe it is their responsibility to dispose of sharps safely, but lack clear, factual information on how to do so.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, sharps not disposed of properly may cause injury. SafeNeedleDisposal.org helps people in the United States make sense of safe sharps disposal options nearest to their home, work or wherever is convenient. This resource is much needed for people who regularly use needles to manage health conditions like diabetes and want to do the right thing with their used sharps.

Please help alert your listeners by placing this PSA in heavy rotation between now and Friday, December 6, 2019, because safety is the point.

Thank you in advance for your support.

SafeNeedleDisposal.org

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