Glucose Meter Test Strips

  • McKesson TRUE METRIX PRO Blood Glucose Test Strips McKesson Brand

    McKesson

    McKesson TRUE METRIX PRO Glucose Test Strips

    Designed to provide accurate blood glucose results in as little as 4 seconds, True Metrix blood glucose test strips contain a complex circuit that can measure the electrons from glucose circulating in your blood sample. It does this by measuring the...

    Starting at $15.99
  • Assure Blood Glucose Test Strips Arkray USA

    Assure

    Assure Glucose Test Strips 100/Box

    The Assure Prism multi Blood Glucose Monitoring System provides users with a fast, accurate and easy way to monitor their blood glucose levels.Precise and accurate test strip chemistry is augmented by auto-coding reducing the chance of error

    Starting at $26.49
  • Assure Platinum Blood Glucose Test Strips Arkray USA

    Assure

    Assure Platinum Glucose Test Strips 100/Box

    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 $29.99
  • OneTouch Ultra Blood Glucose Test Strips LifeScan 020994

    OneTouch

    OneTouch Ultra Glucose Test Strips 25/Box 25 Strips per Box

    One Touch Ultra Blue Test Strips, manufactured by Lifescan, are test strips are a blood glucose testing strip use double sure technology. These test strips are designed to eliminate the risk of a false reading by checking each sample twice.For use with...

    $53.99
  • OneTouch Ultra Blood Glucose Test Strips LifeScan 022895

    OneTouch

    OneTouch Ultra Glucose Test Strips 100/Box 100 Strips per Box

    The OneTouch® Ultra® Test Strips with FastDraw™ Design make blood glucose testing fast, easy, and less painful* for anyone with diabetes. The OneTouch® Ultra® Meter gives results in just 5 seconds and requires just a speck of blood. That can mean less...

    $199.99
  • OneTouch Ultra Blue Blood Glucose Test Strips LifeScan 022896

    OneTouch

    OneTouch Ultra Blue Glucose Test Strips 50/Box 50 per Box

    Package Count: 50. The One Touch Ultra Test Strips use a unique Fastdraw design to automatically draw blood into the strip, which makes blood glucose testing fast, simple and less painful for anyone testing their blood glucose levels with diabetes. One...

    $106.99
  • Glucocard Blood Glucose Test Strips Arkray USA

    Glucocard

    Glucocard Glucose Test Strips 50/Box

    Testing is more comfortable with a small sample size and alternate site testing. Accurate and reliable test results are displayed in six seconds.Test time: 6 seconds Meter range: 20-600 mg/dL

    Starting at $16.99
  • Assure Blood Glucose Test Strips Arkray USA

    Assure

    Assure Glucose Test Strips 50/Box

    The Assure Prism multi Blood Glucose Monitoring System provides users with a fast, accurate and easy way to monitor their blood glucose levels.Precise and accurate test strip chemistry is augmented by auto-coding reducing the chance of error Assure Prism...

    Starting at $13.39
  • Glucocard Vital Blood Glucose Test Strips Arkray USA

    Glucocard

    Glucocard Vital Glucose Test Strips 50/Box

    Arkray GLUCOCARD Vital Test Strips are designed for the use with GLUCOCARD Vital Blood Glucose Monitoring System and help facilitate test procedure. The Strips require as little as 0.5 μL of blood sample. The blood sample can be easily applied to the...

    Starting at $11.99
  • Embrace Blood Glucose Test Strips Omnis Health APX03AB0303

    Embrace

    Embrace Glucose Test Strips 50/Box 50 Strips per Box

    Embrace® Talk Blood Glucose Test Strips ensure consistent, accurate results every time with the Embrace® Talking Blood Glucose Meter.For use with the Embrace Talking Blood Glucose Meter Require very small sample size Provides results in only 6 seconds No...

    $7.49
  • Assure Platinum Blood Glucose Test Strips Arkray USA

    Assure

    Assure Platinum Glucose Test Strips 50/Box

    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 $15.49
  • Quintet AC Blood Glucose Test Strips McKesson Brand

    McKesson

    Quintet AC Glucose Test Strips

    For use with #5055 McKesson QUINTET AC Blood Glucose Monitoring System and #5052 McKesson QUINTET AC Blood Glucose Control SolutionFor self-testing and point-of-care testing of whole blood glucose Unique "glove grip" paddle for caregiver's convenience

    Starting at $8.99

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.