Glucose Meter Test Strips

Glucose Meter Test Strips
  • Microdot Blood Glucose Test Strips Cambridge Sensors USA 169-50


    Microdot Glucose Test Strips 50 Strips per Pack

    Package Count: 50. For microdot® meters Range tested 45 to 472 mg/dL Slope 0.973 y-intercept 3.96 mg/dL The performance of Microdot® test strips has been evaluated both in laboratory and in clinical tests Measurement range of the Microdot® system is 1.2...

  • Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Blood Glucose Test Strips Roche Diabetes Care 06908268001


    Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Glucose Test Strips 100 Strips per Pack

    Package Count: 100. Advanced accuracy—you can have even more confidence in the accuracy of your blood sugar results Easy to handle, easy to use—for people of all ages Fills quickly at any point along the tip with only a tiny, 0.6-microliter drop

  • Unistrip Blood Glucose Test Strips Strategic Products Group Inc 89167024850


    Unistrip Glucose Test Strips 50 Strips per Box

    Unistrip1™ test strips work with the OneTouch® Ultra®, OneTouch® Ultra®2, OneTouch® UltraSmart®, and OneTouch® UltraMini® meters. The capillary action automatically draws the blood sample into the test strip. Unistrip Test Strips are approved for...

    Starting at $18.25
  • McKesson TRUE METRIX Blood Glucose Test Strips McKesson Brand


    McKesson TRUE METRIX Blood Glucose Test Strips for Diabetes Monitoring

    For use with #06-RE4051-43 McKesson TRUE METRIX Self-Monitoring System, and #06-R5051-1, #06-R5051-2 and #06-R5051-3 McKesson TRUE METRIX ControlsFor use with #06-RE4051-43 McKesson TRUE METRIX Self-Monitoring System, and #06-R5051-1, #06-R5051-2 and...

    Starting at $15.53
  • OneTouch Verio Blood Glucose Test Strips LifeScan 022899


    OneTouch Verio Glucose Test Strips 50 Strips per Box

    Package Count: 50. Requires only 0.4 uL of blood Visual confirmation window so it's easy to see when you've applied enough blood No manual coding Side-fill test strip allows you to test using either side of the test strip Provides quick wicking action...

  • Advocate Blood Glucose Test Strips Pharma Supply Inc BMB002


    Advocate Redi-Code+ Blood Glucose Test Strips - No Coding Required

    Used with all Advocate Red-Code Plus Glucose Meters to quantitatively measure glucose levels in fresh capillary whole blood samples An extremely small sample is obtained from the fingertips or from Alternate Sites (palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh or calf)

  • OneTouch Ultra 2 Blood Glucose Test Strips LifeScan 20994


    OneTouch Ultra 2 Blood Glucose Test Strips, Diabetes Supplies

    DoubleSure® Technology automatically checks each blood sample twice FastDraw™ capillary action draws sample in less than 1 second Provide visual confirmation of adequate blood sample Stands behind eight years of proven accuracy

  • Assure Platinum Blood Glucose Test Strips Arkray USA


    Assure Platinum Blood Glucose Diabetic Test Strips, 100 Strips

    The Assure Platinum Test Strips are great because they only require a small blood sample of 0.5mL. The Assure Platinum Test Strips are simple, because they don’t require calibration or coding, thus, reducing the likelihood of user errors. They come in...

    Starting at $33.22
Glucose Meter Test Strips

Diabetic test strips are a crucial component to effectively managing your blood sugar. Without test strips, your glucose meter does not function.

What Are Glucose Meter Test Strips?

Test strips are ingenious little pieces of technology that, when combined with the technology in your glucose meter, allow the meter to measure the amount of glucose present in your blood.

How to Use a Glucose Test Strip

To use a test strip, you must first insert the correct end into your glucose meter. You then prick your finger with a lancet to draw a drop of blood. You may need to squeeze your finger to get enough blood. You then transfer the blood drop to the exposed edge of the test strip, then wait for the meter to display your blood glucose reading.

Make sure to read the instructions that come with the meter to operate it correctly and get an accurate reading.

How Do Test Strips Work?

Diabetes test strips are composed of several layers. One of these is an extremely thin gold that acts as a circuit board. Another is impregnated with chemicals that react when exposed to a blood drop. This chemical reaction creates a minute electrical current.

The more sugar there is in your blood, the more intense the chemical reaction is and the stronger the electrical current. The electrical current travels from the testing strip to the glucose meter, which measures the speed of the current and uses this to calculate the amount of glucose present in your blood.

How Accurate Are Test Strips?

Some glucose meters and test strips are more accurate than others, so doing your homework regarding meters before purchasing is a good idea. However, the FDA states that meters and strips on the market should give you a reading within 20% of ideal lab values 99 percent of the time.

Storing Glucose Test Strips

How you store your test strips can affect the accuracy of your readings.
  • Store at room temperature.
  • Do not refrigerate or store on a high shelf where they may get hot, as extreme temperatures can damage them.
  • Keep your test strips in a sealed vial. They will become unusable if exposed to humidity.
  • Don’t use contaminated test strips; if they’ve come in contact with food, liquids, dirt, or any other foreign substance, your reading may be wildly inaccurate.
  • Don’t use test strips that are damaged in any way.

Getting the Most Accurate Information from Your Test Strips

Along with proper storage, there are a few other simple guidelines for achieving the most accurate test results:
  • Only use test strips intended for your brand and model of meter. Just because a strip will fit in the meter doesn’t mean it will work.
  • Don’t use test strips that are past their expiration date.
  • You may need to recalibrate your meter when you open a new box of test strips. Check the instructions.
  • Make sure your meter is clean, and your hands are freshly washed. Both a dirty meter and unwashed hands can skew your results.
  • Make sure your hands are dry before you test. Wet fingers can lead to an inaccurate result.
Test strips are one of the most essential tools in your blood sugar management tool kit. For all your diabetic testing needs, visit SimplyMedical today.