The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients with diabetes about a recall of up to 62 million glucose test strips used to measure blood sugar levels that can show incorrect, abnormally high blood sugar readings. Nova Diabetes Care announced the recall Friday. An incorrect reading could potentially lead to dangerous medication errors for patients. The recall affects certain lots of the strips distributed in the U. Nova Diabetes Care sells them through retail stores and websites. The FDA said Wednesday that the strips are contaminated with a chemical used in the manufacturing process, which interferes with readings.
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If you have diabetes and use glucose test strips to check your blood sugar levels, you need to check the brand name of those strips. A massive recall of up to 62 million strips made by Nova Diabetes Care has just been announced by the company and the U. The FDA's warning says the strips can show incorrect, abnormally high readings and patients need to discontinue their use immediately. The agency said the strips are contaminated with a chemical used in the manufacturing process, which interferes with readings. Twenty-one lots of the Nova Max Glucose Test Strips, as well as Nova Max Plus glucose meter kits that contain the test strips from the recalled lots, are part of the voluntary recall, HealthDay News reports.
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The FDA announced that it is working with Abbott Diabetes Care to recall different lots of glucose test strips because of their inability to absorb enough blood for monitoring and the potential for providing falsely low blood glucose readings. The test strips were manufactured between January and September and are available directly to consumers in retail and online settings, although they are also used in health care facilities. The recall is restricted to certain lots of test strips distributed in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Some strips may cause an error message to be displayed upon insertion into the blood glucose meter. You can find the lot number on the top flap of the carton packaging as well as on the label of each test strip vial as shown in the picture below. Return strips from the affected lots to the pharmacy or retailer where you obtained them for a replacement pack. Keep up to date with the latest type 1 diabetes research, news and events from JDRF. To sign up, simply complete your details below and click subscribe.