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Recall of Blood Glucose Test Strips

By December 22, 2010

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Abbott Diabetes Care has recently announced a recall of 359 million blood glucose test strips. The strips are used in the following glucose meters:

  • Precision XtraŽ
  • Precision Xceed ProŽ
  • MediSenseŽ Optium
  • Optium
  • OptiumEZ
  • ReliOnŽ Ultima

The strips are being recalled because there is a concern that some strips my give false low blood glucose results, which might cause some to try and raise their blood sugar when it is actually unnecessary.

You can check to see if your test strips are affected by the recall by comparing the lots number on your strips with those at the Abbott site.

If you find that you have test strips from these affected lots you are advised by Abbott to discontinue use of the product. Abbott Diabetes Care will replace affected test strips at no charge.

It is important to clarify that only the strips are being recalled and not the blood glucose monitors.

Do you use one of these products that have been recalled? If so, what are your thoughts on the recall and how it affects your diabetes management? Post your comments below.

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