Faulty glucose monitor withdrawn

A blood glucose monitor is being withdrawn in Australia due to a glitch that causes it to switch off when a patient's glucose levels are dangerously high.

The One Touch Verio IQ monitor shuts down at readings of 56.8mmol/L and above, instead of displaying its intended warning message.

Johnson & Johnson, which is recalling almost two million devices worldwide, said the glitch could lead to delayed diagnosis of extreme hypoglycaemia, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

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