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[IP] Freestyle strip recall



> Glucose Test Strips Give Erroneously Low Results
> Abbott is recalling 20 lots of FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood 
Glucose Test Strips. These test strips may produce incorrect low 
blood glucose (sugar) results when used with both "FreeStyle Blood 
Glucose Meter" and "FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter," as well as 
the OmniPod Insulin Management System. The affected test strips are 
from lots with expiration dates between May 2014 and March 2015.
> Risk: Low glucose readings can cause people to consume sugar in an 
effort to raise their glucose levels, and could lead to hyperglycemia 
(high sugar levels). Having too much sugar in the blood for long 
periods of time can cause serious health problems. Hyperglycemia can 
damage the vessels that supply blood to vital organs, which can 
increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, and 
vision problems.
> Recommendations
> Consumers who have these products should stop using them 
immediately.
> Consumers with recalled test strips should call Abbott's diabetes 
care customer service at 888-736-9869 for a replacement of the 
affected test strips at no charge.
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