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Diabetes Testing Strips Being Recalled

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WASHINGTON (KDKA/AP) – The FDA says up to 359 million testing strips used by diabetics are being recalled.

The strips, which are manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, help patients check their blood sugar levels.

However, the FDA says the strips that are being recalled can give inaccurate results.

As a result, patients may try to raise their blood sugar levels unnecessarily or fail to detect dangerously high blood sugar levels.

The FDA says the problems are caused by a defect that limits the amount of blood absorbed by each strip.

For more information and the brand names that are being recalled visit the FDA’s website at this link.

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