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FDA press release on blood glucose meter recalls

The (FDA) Food and drug administration posted a press release for voluntary recall of some of the TRUEbalance and TRUEtrack blood glucose meters from Nipro Diagnostics, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 2, 2014.

Diabetics need to monitor their blood glucose levels
Dianne Tyndall

The press release reports 105 affected TRUEtrack meters and 501 affected TRUEbalance meters that were distributed from September 2008 to May 2013 in the United States. Using these meters the person might read a low blood glucose when actually the level is higher.

To check and see if your meter is one of the affected ones you can call: Stericycle toll-free at 1-866-236-4518. Or go to: Product Notice and type in your serial number to find out.

The press release states that if you have one of the affected blood glucose meters the company will replace it for you.

For more information about Nipro Diagnostics, Inc visit their website.

People with diabetes need to regularly check their blood glucose levels and make sure they stay within their safe range.

Diabetics must take medication in forms of pills or injections of insulin to keep their blood sugar level from going too high or they might end up in a diabetic coma or dead.

They also have to monitor their sugar levels to make sure they are not too low. When a diabetic goes too low they could also go into a coma and die.

By closely monitoring your blood glucose level it could save your life if taken at the right time with a blood glucose meter that works correctly.

Source: FDA

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