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Advice for buying medical supplies online on Coast Live

Posted at 10:49 AM, Dec 08, 2020

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Since the emergence of Covid-19, more and more consumers are shopping for everything online, including medical supplies. For the over 34 million people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes nationwide who use test strips to monitor their glucose levels to make important health-related decisions, and for type 1 patients or those administering insulin, this can be a life or death situation. Brian Heald, Senior Vice President of LifeScan R&D, joins us to educate consumers on how to determine if their test strips are authentic and have been safely handled (vs. pre-owned or counterfeit) and what people with diabetes and their caregivers can do to ensure they are purchasing them from a reliable source.

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