I have been wondering this every since I started college again. I’ve noticed that public places, not like grocery stores or little stores with no public restrooms, but more like universities do not offer sharps containers for their diabetic students. I attend the University of Phoenix-Salt Lake City division in Taylorsville UT. There is two campuses that I have been for the UOP’s campuses, one is the main campus located in Murray UT but is called Salt Lake City because its easier to find and then the other one is my main campus in Taylorsville UT. Neither one of these campuses offer sharps containers and I’ve been wondering if other colleges and universities are the same way. I could ask my husband about the University of Utah since that where he attends for his Master’s degree but then again I bet he’d tell me that they dont have any. I bet his sister would tell me the same thing about the Weber State University in Ogden Ut. Is it just UT campuses that are this way or are all campuses around the country this way? I guess its not really a gripe, well it is but its also a question.
Please feel free to share your thoughts on this. I also think that they should be offered in public eating establishments in the bathrooms. Some of the doctors’ that I have been too only have them in the doctors office but not in the restrooms. I would think that a place like Utah’s Diabetes Center which is supposed to be one of the top diabetes centers in the state would also offer this.
(taken from my blog at mydiabetescentral.com)
I remember when I was attending a community college in Waterloo, Iowa to get my Associates degree in Web Development. They had sharps containers in their bathrooms in the main building (basically where all your business was taken care of), but not in other bathrooms around campus. The community college I am speaking of is Hawkeye Community College. Now I’m not for sure if they have them still or not since the last time I was there was December 2005 when I graduated, but shouldn’t all buildings offer them, not just one?
Updated on May 8th, 2008