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What is wrong with my one touch test strips or meter. It keeps giving me error after doing it 6 times. I am giving enough blood and they aren't damaged. What's the problem?

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4 Answers
Newark, NJ
Try all of the following: make sure that your hands are clean and dry; make sure that the strips are good and have not been exposed to excessive moisture, the strips should be white where you apply the blood; make sure the strip is inserted completely into the machine; make sure you wait for the prompt to apply blood, do not apply the blood too early. Have these strips been exposed to excessive heat? That is, have the strips and left in a vehicle for an extended time in direct sunlight? Hope that helps!

Pittsburgh, PA
Is the in an environment that's too hot or cold?

Living with type 1 diabetes. supporting someone with LADA.
Jacksonville, FL
No they have only been in my backpack in the case. It's cold outside but it hasn't been directly

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2004.
Tel Aviv, ISR
I have had the problem when skiing that the meter is too cold to work. You should get an error number which you can look up.

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