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Where do expired test strips I donate go?

You may wonder what is going to happen to the expired test strips you donate. Don’t worry, we put them to good use. The expired test strips you donate will be donated to the Pet Diabetes Program or the Diabetes Art Center. These are wonderful programs that help support both humans and animals with diabetes. […]

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What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes (also known as adult-onset diabetes and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitusis) is the most common form of diabetes. It is a metabolic disorder resulting in insulin resistance. Insulin resistance means that the cells in the body are not responding to normal levels of insulin. The onset of Type 2 diabetes typically occurs in […]

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What is Type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes (also known as T1D, juvenile diabetes, and insulin dependent diabetes) is a disease in which the body produces little or no insulin. The onset of Type 1 diabetes most commonly occurs during childhood or early adulthood, but can occur during any stage of life. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the autoimmune […]

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Do diabetic test strips expire?

Yes, diabetic test strips expire. To understand why diabetic test strips expire, you need to know a little bit about how they work. Test strips contain enzymes that help convert glucose into electricity—this electrochemical signal is read by your meter and translated into the number that appears on your screen. Diabetic test strips expire because […]

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