Abbott Freestyle and Freestyle Lite Strips Recall

Several weeks ago we went through this:

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This was after a few other lows – like 30s lows – that we didn’t verify. We just treated, only to see something like 300 pop up a couple hours later.

Three was not our lucky number for a few days.

Caleb has used Freestyle strips since he was diagnosed. We have never had an issue like this with false lows. There is the occasional, unusually high number that warrants a double check before infusing significant doses of insulin, which brings a different result. But we haven’t experienced this false low issue.

We stopped using that particular vial of strips, started testing strips with control solution and haven’t had an issue since. It seems like we might not have been the only ones experiencing this:

Important Urgent Product Recall FreeStyle® andFreeStyle Lite® Test Strips

Please click the above link for full details. Only certain meters are affected.

Lots being recalled are as follows:

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photoI checked all our strips this morning.

The release also states: “A test strip insert is included with every carton of test strips, and provides very important product information. Please read your test strip insert carefully to ensure that you are using the correct Blood Glucose Meter for your test strip type.” 

Freestyle Lite strips are technically not approved for use with the OmniPod controller.

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