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Zero Waste Syringes?


#1

Does anyone know where to find some 1ml zero waste syringes that you can draw with one needle and then switch and inject with another that don’t leave waste oil in the syringe after injecting? Thanks


#2

#29 1/2" 0.5ml insulin syringes.

Fill direct from the vial and inject.
Slow to load, reasonable injection time.
~$14 per 100 at USA Walmart/SAMs “Relion” house brand.
No Rx required in many jurisdictions.

A tiny bubble of air pushes through and clears the needle, zero waste. Otherwise the waste in insulin needles is tiny.

Back filling is costly and introduces steps where contamination can occur.

You do not need to inject IM, SC is 100% absorbed and delivers smoother blood levels.

Inject T twice a week.
Dose AI at time of injections

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#3

or you could just use regular syringes and leave a little air(.1ml) in the barrel and it will clear the needle tip of all oil.


#4

That’s why I thought (and do) aspirate and use that air bubble to clear the needle.


#5

I recently bought some .3ml insulin syringes with 29ga 5/8" needles for SQ. Easier to draw than the larger syringes with 25ga needles. They leave hardly any waste. Wouldn’t work for higher doses though, right now I’m at .25ml twice per week