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using out of date test strips

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by ColinT, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. ColinT

    ColinT · Newbie

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    Is there a problem with using out of date test strips
     
  2. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    My meter knows they are out of date and wont allow me to use them.
     
  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    If I'm not mistaken all meters will show an 'Error Code' if you try to use strips out of date.
     
  4. Giverny

    Giverny Friend · Admin
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    ...and even if they didn't, I'd say it's not worth risking using out of date strips just in case something does go wrong.
     
  5. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not So.
    Found a couple of strips from March 2013 for my OneTouch UltraEasy : Read without protest.
     
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    ))Denise(( Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've used out of date One Touch strips, there didn't seem to be any difference in the readings. But as the OP is on insulin, then getting some more on prescription shouldn't be a problem.
     
  7. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't suggesting she should use them, only observing that the One Touches don't "time out" with an error message
     
  8. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My Optium works as well.
     
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