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Buyer Beware When Purchasing Medical Test Strips

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Test strips help millions monitor their health at home, but people should avoid buying strips that are pre-owned or not approved for sale in the United States.

Using such strips could lead to incorrect test results that could put people at risk for serious problems and even death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

What are some examples of how these strips are used? A person with diabetes would apply blood to a test strip to measure their blood sugar level, while patients taking the blood thinner warfarin would apply blood to a test strip to see how well the drug is working.

Test strips are also used at home to monitor cholesterol levels and pregnancy .

But not all test strips are created equal, the FDA noted.

Pre-owned test strips or test strips not authorized for sale in the United States may be sold online through Amazon, eBay and Craigslist, or directly from the seller, according to the FDA.

How much of a role does genetics play in your risk of diabetes?

I got tested during a physical last month. I have normal blood sugar levels, according to the doctor, and am nowhere near being diabetic yet (as my diabetic-for-20+-years-father assured me).

The thing is, I realize that even though I'm


You do have a risk higher than the so called average person because of hereditary factors. I can't give you a risk % because I have no idea if they are type 1 or type 2. In another sense you have a far lower risk factor than many people because you


You do have a risk higher than the so called average person because of hereditary factors. I can't give you a risk % because I have no idea if they are type 1 or type 2. In another sense you have a far lower risk factor than many people because you


Well, sounds like your risks are higher than most. But that still doesn't mean you are going to develope diabetes. You are doing all the right things to keep it at bay. But then again, you may never develope it. Out of 4 kids in my family, 3 of us

Could somebody tell me where to find statistics on obesity and type II diabetes?

I am curious about the health risk of obesity and I wonder if anybody could point me in the general direction of stats that specifically monitor coronary heart disease in obese individuals without a family history. Secondly I am also interested in the


I would start by looking at these sites:
http://nhlbi.nih.gov

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/obesity /DS00314

http://www.diabetes.org/about-diabetes.j sp

http://www.framingham.com/heart/