The Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading wishes to make the public aware of a safety notice issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK.
The MHRA is asking people with diabetes not to use certain lots of a specific type of blood glucose test strip because a fault in some of the strips may mean that people could overestimate the amount of insulin they need to take.
The test strips affected by the manufacturing fault are called the GlucoMen LX Sensor blood glucose test strips.
They are used with the GlucoMen LX and GlucoMen LX PLUS blood glucose meter and they are manufactured by Menarini in Italy.
The manufacturing fault has now been resolved and there is currently no evidence that any patients in the UK have been adversely affected by tany faulty testing strips.
People can check if they have the affected test strips at home by looking for the lot numbers on the tubs of test strips.
Lot 3212219249, expiry date 31 August 2014 and Lot 3212214249, expiry date 31 August 2014.