Diabetics: Beware Of Fake Test Strips

blood glucose test strips on the table

The government warned diabetics Friday to watch for counterfeit versions of test strips commonly used to monitor blood sugar levels.

The test strips, for use in glucose monitors made by a Johnson & Johnson company, were distributed nationwide, the Food and Drug Administration said in a public alert.

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The phony test strips are for use with various models of LifeScan Inc.’s OneTouch brand of blood glucose monitors. LifeScan is part of New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson.