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Medical device alert on blood glucose monitoring system

Anyone who uses the Clever Chek blood glucose monitoring system is advised to take care that they apply the correct amount of blood to the strip.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued an alert that the Clever Chek meter does not alert users when insufficient blood has been applied.

There is potential for falsely low blood glucose results if the test strips are under-filled, and falsely high results if over-filled. This could result in inappropriate insulin administration.

Notice of this alert has been widely distributed to healthcare professionals, so if you are currently using this meter, you are advised to discuss possible alternatives with them.

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