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Can you use expired diabetic test strips?

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Expired diabetic strips are used, and they yield quality results the same as the in-date strips. The printed expiration date on the strips is not the real or the actual expiration date.

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Can you use expired diabetic test strips?
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The strips are good for an extra six months after the expiration date, provided they are intact, says eBay. Evidence from research shows that as long as the strip’s vial is unopened and stored in a dry and cool area, the strip can still be used.

People who cannot afford to buy new diabetes test strips use the expired pieces, as claimed by GLUCOMART. Research indicates that the accuracy of the strips depends not just on the expiration date of the strip, but also the strip’s brand.

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