Diabetes Test Strips Recalled, may Report False Results

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 04:17 PM

By Nick Tate

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The Nova Diabetes Care company is recalling some of the blood glucose test strips contained in its diabetes monitoring kits because they may provide false, abnormally high readings.
 
The recall involves the Nova Max Glucose Test Strip and Nova Max Plus glucose meter kits.
 
People with diabetes must monitor their blood glucose (sugar) levels and a false, abnormally high blood glucose reading could lead to an insulin dosing error that could endanger their health, company officials noted.

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The recalled test strips were manufactured from December 2011 through April 2013 and distributed from January 2012 through July 23, 2013.
 
Customers who use Nova Max Glucose Test Strips for blood glucose testing should immediately discontinue using strips from the recalled lots. They can also check to confirm if they have blood glucose test strips from the affected lots by contacting Nova Diabetes Care customer service at 1-800-681-7390.
 
Diabetics are also advised to contact their health care professional for advice on how to treat symptoms of high and low blood sugar, including excessive thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, nausea, abdominal pain, trembling, excessive sweating, weakness, hunger, and headache.

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