Diabetic Care Services responds to the National Retail Federation’s updated “Buyer Beware” list with tips on avoiding fraudulent diabetes supplies. The NRF updated its list of common household items, including diabetes supplies, sold on online auction sites that are at risk of being stolen or tainted.
“If diabetes supplies are not purchased from a legitimate retailer, there is risk of products being expired, exposed to extreme temperatures or being sent from overseas and repackaged,” said Marc Wolf, pharmacist and CEO of Diabetic Care Services. “The result can be inaccurate readings from faulty testing supplies, potentially causing a person to treat a high or low ineffectively. The outcome could be diabetic shock or a coma.”
Purchasing diabetes supplies and medications online or by phone can be beneficial, offering consumers convenience, competitive pricing and privacy. However, retailers need to be legitimate. Wolf provides the following tips on how to avoid purchasing fraudulent diabetes supplies online or by phone.
Source: Diabetic Care Services