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Diabetes Week 2018

30 May 2018

Monday 11 June to Sunday 17 June 2018

More people than ever – 4.5 million people – are living with diabetes in the UK. Diabetes Week is a time when supporters come together to share their stories and to raise awareness of diabetes. Talking about diabetes can be tricky, awkward, difficult, funny and everything in-between.

We are finding that more and more businesses and Schools are thinking about the number of employees / students they have, or the number of people that use their facilities who could possibly be affected by diabetes. They are concluding that they may need to offer a sharps disposal service for the safe disposal of diabetic needles.

Advice on the Diabetes UK website clearly states that all clippers, needles, syringes and lancets must be disposed of within a sharps disposal unit. This unit must also be collected and disposed of in the correct manner by a provider holding the relevant waste carrier’s license as issued by The Environment Agency.

If you have any questions about Diabetes Week then feel free to view www.diabetes.org.uk or if you would like further advice regarding a sharps disposal service relevant to your business then please contact me… www.prestigehygiene.co.uk

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