URGENT RECALL: Abbott’s FreeStyle & FreeStyle Flash Glucose Meters

Abbott’s FreeStyle and the FreeStyle Flash blood glucose meters are being recalled as when used with the FreeStyle test strips, they may produce mistakenly low blood glucose results. This is critical to Diabetics who as a result of inaccurate information may end up with high blood sugar and potentially coma. Symptoms of high blood sugar may include: Excessive thirst, excessive urination, blurred vision, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or are not feeling well, contact your health care professional immediately.
THE FDA recommends that :
• Immediately contact Abbott Diabetes Care at 1-888-345-5364 to obtain a replacement meter.
• If you have access to an alternative glucose meter, immediately discontinue use of the affected meter and take the necessary steps to continue to monitor your blood sugar with the alternative meter.
If the only meter available to you is an affected meter, continue to test your blood glucose as recommend by your doctor while you wait for your replacement meter. When using an affected meter, follow the precautions and recommendations in the FDA press release.

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Leslie A. Goller

Leslie A. Goller

Leslie has dedicated her career to championing consumers – whether they were harmed by big corporations, dangerous products, medical mistakes, accidents, or an unsafe environment – no issue is too big for her to tackle. She successfully prevented an incinerator from being built at University Hospital (now UF-Jacksonville), which would have polluted the air with toxic chemicals and obtained significant restrictions of other Jacksonville hospital incinerators resulting in cleaner air.