diabetic test strips

Diabetic test strips do expire. The enzymes and chemicals that make up diabetic test strips degrade over time.  Test strips that are old enough will eventually give you bad information. One person might be able to use an expired test strip and have no problems while another patient might have a problem with their readings.  How can you tell if it is okay to use expired diabetic test strips? It all depends on how much you want to put your health at risk.

With the high cost of test strips, patients wonder if using expired diabetic test strips make a difference.  There are different answers depending on what article you read.  If you read this study, Glucomart’s using expired test strips, it would seem okay to use expired test strips within 1 to 2 years after the expiration date.  That could be like playing Russian Roulette with your health.

Recently a patient came into the office who thought it would be okay to use the expired test strips.  The patient said that the strips were only 5 months over the expiration date.  The strips were reading within the normal  range and they figured everything was going along just fine.  They said that it felt like their blood sugar was under control.  Unfortunately, if those test strips were reading correctly, they would have realized that their blood sugar was VERY HIGH. In fact, their blood sugar levels were so high that it caused them to go into a diabetic coma for 5 weeks!  We are very glad to report that this patient is doing much better and looks great.

At Hollowbrook Foot Specialist, we want all of our diabetic patients to realize the seriousness of using expired test strips.  If we can help keep even one patient from being hospitalized, we would be happy.

If you are a diabetic and need any type of diabetic foot care we are here for you.  Give our office a call at (845) 298-9074 and we will be glad to help you schedule an appointment.

Hollowbrook Foot Specialist – serving the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls.

By David Schlam


Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

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Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

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The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

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