Is it okay to use expired diabetic test strips?
To understand why you must not use expired diabetic test strips, you need know what is inside a diabetic test strip and how it works.
Diabetic test strips are made of layers of plastic, gold (it serves as the test strip’s circuit), and enzymes. When a small drop of blood is placed on the test strip, these enzymes react with the glucose on the blood. This chemical reaction is converted into an electrical current. Then, the blood glucose meter reads and displays the blood sugar level.
The enzymes on the test strips are susceptible to breakdown over time. Using expired diabetic test strips may result to inaccurate readings and will confuse testers. Accurate blood sugar readings is a major part in the success of diabetes management.
To ensure that you get an accurate reading, using expired diabetic test strips must be avoided.
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