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expired test strips

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by shirley83006, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. shirley83006

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    What can you do with expired test strips? Will pharmacy take them in exchange for some good ones?
     
  2. Tuff

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    If you change the date on your meter back before the expiry date the strips still work.
     
  3. Christopher

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    Introduce them to the garbage can.
     
  4. quiltinmom

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    It might depend on how expired they were....if it wasn't very much past the date, I'd probably use them, unless I knew they were no good.

    You might try calling the manufacturer, they might trade? If you had a really great sob story? I doubt a pharmacy would.

    HTH!
     
  5. Beach bum

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    I wouldn't trust their reliability in giving accurate numbers.

    I would toss them out and not take the chance. I would check the expire date before leaving the pharmacy next time.
     
  6. Barbzzz

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    I have out of necessity used strips long past the expiration. I'm probably in the minority here, but I figure if the strips are within range when using the the glucose control solution, they're in range for blood, too. I've found that if the expired strips are going to be wonky, they're not even going to suck up the blood in the first place.
     

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