Are generic diabetic test strips ok to use?

Yes, choosing generic test strips (ones made by a different company than your glucose monitor) may be a more economical solution for your diabetic supply needs. It is important to remember to make sure your generic test strips work correctly with your monitor. Check the label to be certain that they are compatible. Keep an eye out for inconsistent or poor results. According to the FDA, “Users of blood glucose meters should carefully read the Owner’s Manual and only use the test strips that are specified for that meter. As an additional check, the test strip inserts identify the blood glucose meters with which they should be used”.

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