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Use Correct Glucose Test Strip FDA Warns

False low readings give patients the impression that their diabetes is in check when it's really not. This could lead to unnecessary blindness, neuropathy, amputations, kidney, heart problems and other diabetic complications.

Make sure you read the owners manual that comes with your meter. ONLY use the glucose test strips recommended for that particular make and model.

Also, if you personally know of anyone engaged in this practice, urge them to stop IMMEDIATELY!

Glucose test strips are designed and manufactured to only work with the makes and models of glucose test meters specified in your owner's manual. So take care to follow this advice to the letter or suffer the consequences.

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