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MHRA warns patients to follow blood glucose meter instructions

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has warned patients using Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose meters to follow the testing instructions properly.

It highlighted that they have different testing instructions than other diabetes meters. If the procedure is not followed correctly an incorrect reading may be given, even though the meter is working properly, said the agency.

Accu-Chek Mobile

Accu-Chek Mobile

Manufacturer Roche Diabetes Care has identified a small number of people using the strip-free system who have experienced falsely high blood glucose readings, the agency said in a medical device alert.

The MHRA highlighted updated testing instructions for Accu-Chek Mobile.

Simon O’Neill, director of health intelligence and professional liaison at Diabetes UK, said: “It is really important for anyone testing to ensure they follow the instructions for their meter carefully as not doing so could give a false result and could result in inaccurate insulin delivery.”




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