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Are All Home-Based Blood Sugar Tests Equal?


FDA takes steps to eliminate potential risks for people with diabetes

However, people with diabetes "should continue to test and rely on test strips," the FDA's Lias said. "Be assured that test strips are safe and effective."

And, she said, "if any given test strip result doesn't match the way you feel, retest."

Dunlap urged people to go one step further: If you've had a problem with a blood glucose meter or a test strip, be sure to report it both to the manufacturer and the FDA.


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