by: Timothy L on November 06, 2020
When I first received these, I was dismayed to find that, often, strips were either not working properly and being rejected, or were damaged, or were not up to quality control. I would often have to use two or three strips before I could get one to work. As a result, I began to set out 3 or 4 test strips on the table at once, so I would be able to quickly insert a new strip into my OneTouch Ultra2 should a strip be rejected. What happened was that, after I began doing this, I stopped getting rejected strip messages and errors, and the strips have consistently worked since. I theorize that, possibly, having the 3 or 4 strips out of the strip container, exposed to the air, somehow makes them work properly. Whereas, initially, I was just taking them out of the container, and using them immediately. I think, by leaving the 3 or 4 strips out on the table at a time somehow gets them to work properly.