It was on the NEWS last night. That was the FIRST I heard of it. I was on a ROAD TRIP when the recall happened and did NOT hear about it whatsoever till last night. I get my test strips quarterly from a DME supplier in Ohio via mail and they never notified me of the recall.
Since I DOSE my INSULIN based on meter readings, it can be IMPORTANT to me and I would expect to any other insulin users that use any of the listed meters / test strips in the recall.
Yes based on the link it is the SAME RECALL, but that does NOT mean ALL affected users got the mesage, me included. I was on the road and on Dec 22 was in Lakeland, and Dec 25 was in Kissimme and in Orlando some days. I did ahve a minor issue while down there and saw a walk-in clinic Dr in Lakeland, I guess she was not aware of a recall either.
Here is a direct link to the PDF file with the list of lot numbers, organized by meter model. You need an adobie PDF reader, most people have it n their computer, if not there is a free download available on the web.
FDA announced a RECALL of Abbott glucometer test strips.
The following strips/meters are affected; Precision Xceed Pro Precision Xtra Medisense Optium Optium OptiumEZ ReliOn Ultima
Here is a link to the FDA test strip recall. I wondered WHY my Bayer always read higher than my Optium Ez which I like better. I need to check my lots numbers myself, I expect I may have, and been using, some of the recalled strips.
I have been having a time with stocking the frig/freezer. MY wIFe has been bringing home JUNK, big bags of french toast frozen, waffles and pancakes galore, hardly room for me to store what I like or should eat. Oh muffins galore, fresh cider, had some for breakfast today, donuts you name it.
Yesterday she sat in her couch-potatoe seat, where she spnds most of her time, eating a can of cake frosting!
Seems the more I try and stock semi-better for us foods, the more junk she brings home, BTW I do the regular grocery shopping.
If a stranger were to ask others to just look at us and pick out the diabetic one, my wife would win hands down. She is not only shorter but far heavier, about 5'2 and around 200lbs? Her mother and brother were BOTH diabetic, one would think she would at least moderate some..........
My diet has not been great lately and guess what? I GAINED about 5 lbs, thanks to all the junk around. I even like and allow myself SOME, but when there is little else but JUNK...and little room to store anything else, well you know what happens.