Important: This report issued by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regarding Care Homes and Homecare Agencies who regularly monitor blood glucose levels using TRUEyou blood glucose test strips on their residents.

Manufactured by Nipro Diagnostics, certain lots of test strips may give incorrect low blood glucose results that could lead to undetected hyperglycaemia

According to the MHRA, the healthcare personnel managing patients who use these devices are required to action the following between 7th July and 1st August 2016:

  • Identify patients who use TRUEyou and TRUEyou mini blood glucose meters
  • Advise patients to discontinue use of any blood glucose test strips with affected lot numbers
  • Return affected test strips to manufacturer for replacement
  • Ensure that patients are aware of this information and that they have an alternative testing means, if required
  • Ensure the patient can continue to monitor their blood glucose effectively
  • If patients are concerned about their blood glucose readings when using this meter, advise them to contact their healthcare professional

» Read the full report here