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The harm you can cause yourself by reusing a needle is much greater than any convenience or cost savings. The tips of needles may become damaged after just one injection. Even though you can't see this damage with the naked eye, it's still there - and it may become worse each time you reuse. There are a lot of good reasons not to reuse syringe or pen needles:
Used needle magnified 370 times
Same used needle magnified 2,000 times
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*Photographs from Dieter Look and Kenneth Strauss study: "Nadeln mehrfach verwenden?" Diabetes Journal 1998, 10:S. 31-34.