From Cuidad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico:
What is your opinion on the generic blood glucose test strips?
Over the years, I have heard many horror stories about generic test strips. Personally, I think it is best to use the strips manufactured by the meter company which have strict quality control standards for accuracy. I know that test strips are very expensive, but the test results will not be helpful in your diabetes care unless they are correct. Try calling mail-order companies that advertise in diabetes magazines to compare prices. You might save a lot of money on name brand strips that way.
Additional comments from Dr. Stuart Brink:They should be okay, but check with the test solutions to be sure and occasionally run a double test of your own as well.
Original posting 13 Aug 2002
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:36
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.