People with diabetes who use particular blood glucose test strips should stop using them and seek an alternative as soon as possible says the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This follows a manufacturing fault which could lead to a risk of them giving false low blood glucose results.

There was an issue discovered with the packaging meaning that test strips in specific lots are not sealed properly. This can affect how the strips measure blood glucose levels and could lead to undetected high blood glucose (hyperglycaemia) which can have serious health implications.

People using these test strips, which are used in TRUEresult, TRUEresult twist, and TRUEtrack blood glucose meters, are asked to check if they use affected blood glucose test strips with the named lot numbers.

You can find a list of the lot numbers on the MHRA website.