More than 100 million adults in the United States are living with the reality of diabetes or prediabetes. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans (9.4 percent of the U.S. population) have diabetes, and another 84.1 million have prediabetes.
Outside of healthcare facilities, approximately 9 million sharps users will administer at least 3 billion injections annually. Every one of these sharps users will need a place to safely dispose of their used sharps in a manner preventing accidental needle sticks. As Diabetes Awareness Month draws to a close, it is important for the public to be aware of safety measures and regulations attached to the disposal of used sharps