Health risks for diabetics: Stadapharm calls back its blood sugar test strip

Health risks for diabetics: Stadapharm calls back its blood sugar test strip

Stadapharm is recalling blood sugar test strips and measuring device kits
The pharmaceutical company Stadapharm has announced a recall for blood sugar test strips and measuring device kits. The measurement accuracy can be influenced when measuring with the affected products. This could lead to false low blood sugar levels. In extreme cases, hypoglycaemia can be life-threatening.

Recall for blood glucose test strips and meter kits
As reported by the German internet portal "produktwarnung.eu", Stadapharm GmbH has announced a batch recall of Stada Gluco Result® blood glucose test strips and Stada Gluco Result® measuring device kits, because it can lead to false low blood glucose results. The affected articles are:
Stada Gluco Result® blood sugar test strips, content: 50 pieces, PZN 05879416, batches: Ch.-B .: FS1309IDE, FS1310IDE, HS1015IDE, HS1017IDE, HS1018IDE
Stada Gluco Result® blood glucose meter (mg / dl), content: 1 piece, PZN 05879356, batches: Ch.-B. : KS1619, KS1620, KS1621, KS1622
Stada Gluco Result® blood glucose meter (mmol / l), content: 1 piece, PZN: 05879362, batches: Ch.-B. : KS1720

Measurement can lead to incorrectly low blood sugar levels
According to the information, the company informed that the manufacturer of the blood glucose test strips has determined that the test strip cans for the batches mentioned could not be sealed, which affects the measuring accuracy of the test strips and the measurement by the user can lead to incorrectly low blood glucose values. As it is said, the recall is at the pharmacy level. Customers who have affected test strips should not use them as a precaution.

Diabetics need to check their blood sugar levels regularly
People with diabetes need to check their blood sugar levels regularly. The problem of high blood sugar levels is generally known, but the risks of low blood sugar are mostly underestimated. This is despite the fact that hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is the far more common and also dangerous complication in diabetes mellitus, according to doctors. Signs of hypoglycaemia may include tremors, excessive sweating, restlessness and nervousness. In extreme cases, there is even danger to life for those affected. For example, a study conducted in the United States years ago found that too low blood sugar increases the risk of death. (ad)

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