In recent years, many types of blood sugar test strips have been recalled because they can produce inaccurate readings. This could cause a person with diabetes to suffer from hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
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UPDATE: Diabetes Test Strip Recalls
June 11, 2014 — Redi-Code+ Test Strips recalled to address labeling problem. Some of the boxes do not have a model-number, which could lead to a patient using them with the wrong monitor. Click here to read more.
April 30, 2014 — GenStrip Blood Glucose Test strips can report false results, according to a warning from the FDA. The manufacturer has also received a warning letter because they do not have an adequate quality control system. Click here to read more.
March 20, 2014 — FreeStyle Blood Sugar Meter, which is used with test strips that were recalled in November, recalled because it can produce inaccurately low blood-sugar readings. Click here to read more.
What is a Blood Sugar (Glucose) Test Strip?
People with diabetes need to monitor their blood-sugar levels. Blood sugar test strips, also known as “blood glucose test strips” or “diabetes test strips,” are an essential part of this monitoring system. They are used in conjunction with a blood glucose monitor. A diabetic pricks their fingertip in order to draw blood, which is placed on the test strip. The strip is inserted into a meter that reads blood-sugar levels.
What is the problem?
Diabetics who use insulin injections need to adjust the dose depending on their current blood-sugar levels. If a test strip is inaccurate, this could lead to improper doses of insulin and cause hypogylcemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
- Increased thirst and urination
- Breath smells sweet
- Cold, clammy skin
- Lack of motor coordination
- Irritability or confusion
- Blurred vision, headache, dizziness
- Nausea or stomach pain
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