Blood Glucose Meters under the Freestyle Insulinx brand are being recalled by Abbott because of an issue that could impede proper patient therapy. The items, which measure blood sugar levels via a finger prick, could cease to work properly if the individual is suffering from the abnormally high blood glucose level of 1024 mg/dL. When this occurs, the devices are in danger of actually subtracting the 1024 figure from the actual amount, thus displaying a level that is far less than what the patient’s glucose is currently at. Consumers might then not seek out the medical intervention that would be advisable when blood glucose levels are that high. Consumers are advised to update their software via the Freestyle Insulinx website or to get in touch with Abbott to obtain a free replacement item.
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