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Recall Alert: Nova Diabetes Care Strips could show incorrect blood sugar readings

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Posted at 11:57 PM, Jul 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-31 23:57:03-04

Diabetes patients across the country must check their glucose test strips. The FDA says 62 million strips can show incorrect blood sugar readings.

The Nova Diabetes Care Strips could make you believe you have abnormally high levels.

An incorrect reading could potentially lead to dangerous medication mistakes for patients.

The strips covered by the recall are marketed under the brand names Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips and Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter kits.

The FDA says the strips are contaminated with a chemical used in the manufacturing process, which interferes with readings.