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Warning over faulty glucose testing strips

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Regulators have issued a warning over a small number of home-use blood glucose test strips.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said affected batches of TRUEyou blood glucose test strips should be returned to manufacturers Nipro Diagnostics (UK) Limited.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Warning over faulty glucose testing strips

TRUEyou and TRUEyou mini blood glucose meters

Due to an issue with the packaging process, there is a risk that affected batches may give incorrect low blood glucose results, which could lead to undetected hyperglycaemia.

Nurses have been asked to identify patients who use TRUEyou and TRUEyou mini blood glucose meters and advise patients to discontinue use of any blood glucose test strips with affected lot numbers.

Details of the affected lot numbers are available on the MHRA website.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Warning over faulty glucose testing strips

TRUEyou and TRUEyou mini blood glucose meters

John Wilkinson, the MHRA’s director of medical devices, said: “This issue relates to a small number of home-use blood glucose test strips, however it is still important that people continue to monitor their blood glucose levels effectively.

“The number of affected products in circulation is thought to be low, but anyone using the TRUEyou test strips is advised to discontinue using products with affected lot numbers and return these to the manufacturer for replacement,” he said.

“We continue to encourage people to report any issues involving medical devices to MHRA via our Yellow Card Scheme,” he added.

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