Glucose Testing Strips Could Cause Diabetics to Inject Too Much Insulin After Providing False Results

Glucose Testing Strips Could Cause Diabetics to Inject Too Much Insulin After Providing False Results

Over 1.7 million blood glucose testing strips have had to be recalled after it was found that the results that they provided were inaccurate.
The GlucoMen Lx Sensor blood glucose strips are used with the GlucoMen LX and GlucoMen LX PLUS blood glucose meter and are manufactured in Italy by Menarini and distributed in this country.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency have said that the strips shouldn’t be used because they could lead to patients injecting too much insulin in themselves because of the inaccurate results that the strips provide.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency have confirmed that there haven’t been any reports of people being harmed from using the strips.
More than 1.7 million faulty testing strips were sold to pharmacies in this country between October and November 2012.
The lots affected are 3213319249 and 3212214249 with the expiry date of 31 August 2014.
John Wilkinson director of medical devices at the MHRA has said that for free replacements people should call the manufacturers Menarini on 0800 243 667.
Some diabetic patients had already recieved a warning about the strips before the news came out today.
If you have been affected by this please don’t hesitate to call us on 0113 200 9720

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