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What are the risks of using glucose test strips?

The risks for glucose test strips are inaccurate results. It is important to follow the manufacturer's directions for use and storage of glucose test strips to reduce this risk. If you use your strips improperly, you may put yourself at risk for uncontrolled blood glucose levels, which can have dangerous consequences. Pay attention to the expiration date of glucose test strips and do not use them if they are past the expiration date. Typically, you will need to keep the glucose test strips dry and away from heat and cold. You should not use a glucose test strip if it appears to be wet or otherwise damaged.

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