The meter, distributed in the UK by BBI Healthcare, does not alert users when insufficient blood has been applied. If the test strip is under-filled, the blood glucose result may be falsely low. If the strip is over-filled, a falsely high result may be reported. In either case, this may result in an inappropriate insulin dose being administered.
Patients who use the meter should be informed of the problem and GPs should consider whether an alternative meter may be more appropriate.