A Study of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Dispose of Hazardous Waste Items


About this study

The objective of this study is to gain understanding of how patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) dispose of hazardous waste items (e.g., needles, used glucometer strips, unused insulin) with the goal of providing education regarding safe practices

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) 
  • Age 18+ on insulin therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking 
  • Not using insulin

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Curtiss Cook, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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