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Can diabetics be contracted through using an infected glucometer used by a diabetic?

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Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Question: hi , i really want to know , if suppose a person who is non diabetic , and wants to check the level of sugar with the help of glucometer which contains the needle and already been used by a diabetic patient , will the non diabetic patient be infused with diabetes with the needle ??
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Answered by Dr. Phanindra Dulipala (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No, Diabetes is not transferred

Detailed Answer:
Hi, i have gone through your query and understood your concerns.
Diabetes is not infused through needle prick.

But it is not advised to use same needles by different people because there are many more infections that can be transferred. So not advised. But Diabetes is never transferred in such a way.
Thank you
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Can diabetics be contracted through using an infected glucometer used by a diabetic?

Brief Answer: No, Diabetes is not transferred Detailed Answer: Hi, i have gone through your query and understood your concerns. Diabetes is not infused through needle prick. But it is not advised to use same needles by different people because there are many more infections that can be transferred. So not advised. But Diabetes is never transferred in such a way. Thank you