FDA Warns Diabetics Against Use of Secondhand Test Strips
Previously purchased products may not have been stored properly, could lead to inaccurate results
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans with diabetes use glucose meters and test strips to monitor their blood sugar, but affording those supplies can be a challenge.
And that leads some people to use secondhand test strips to save money.
It’s legal for people to sell unused secondhand test strips. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises against buying or selling pre-owned test strips because they may give incorrect results and may not be safe to use with a glucose meter.