Blood Glucose Test Strips are lifesavers for diabetic patients. Test strips play an important role in serving to you to observe your daily blood sugar level and giving your doctor the info to regulate your medication & diabetic symptoms. Without the assistance from these very little disposable strips, life with diabetes will become even a lot of chaotic than ever.

How Does the Test Strip Work?

There is a variety of blood glucose test strips and meters available in the market each has its own technology and design but the fundamental principle of all is the same. As shown in the diagram, a test strip is actually composed of several layers that each serves its own function. Essentially, the top layer serves as a mini sponge to soak up your blood sample.

So when you drop your blood sample onto the colored patch at the strip end, your blood triggers a series of extremely quick process starting from the blood being soaked up by the absorbent layer, filtered through the narrow chamber by induced capillary action, and landed on the bottom layer for the electrochemical reaction to occur to create an electrical current. This signal then travels through the circuit to the meter where a computer chip converts the current into a numerical reading.

When to Test Blood Sugar?

#Type 1 diabetes: It is advisable to check blood sugar four to 10 times a day if you have type 1 diabetes. You may need to test before meals and snacks, before and after exercise, before bed, and sometimes during the night. You may also need to check your blood sugar level more often if you are ill, change your daily routine or begin a new medication.

#Type 2 diabetes: If you take insulin to manage type 2 diabetes, your doctor may recommend blood sugar testing a few times a day, depending on the type and amount of insulin you use.

 

What are the brands available?

Brand Description
Dr. Morepen Gluco One BG-03

#Good for 3 months after the open of bottle

#Works with Dr.Morepen Gluco One BG-03 Gluco Meter

#Comes in a pack of 50 & 25 test strips

One Touch Select Test Strips

#Comes with 6 months expiry

#One Touch Select Gluco Meter

#Comes in a pack of 50 test strips

Accu-Chek Test Stips

#Strips have 18 months expiry

#Perfect choice for type 1 and type 2 diabetics

#Perfect choice for type 1 and type 2 diabetics

#Comes in a pack of 25 & 50 test strips

Accurex Clever Chek

#Test Strips expire 90 days after opening the test strip vial

#Works with Accurex Clever Chek Gluco Meter

#Comes in a pack of 10 strips

Alere G1

#Test Strips expire within 4 months after first opening

#Works with Alere G1 Glucose monitor

#Comes in a pack of 100 test strips

Mylife Unio Test Strips

#Test Strips expire within 12 months after first opening

#Works with MyLife Unio Gluco Meter

#Comes in a pack of 50 test strips

Mylife Pura Test Strips

#Test Strips expire within 12 months after first opening

#Works with Mylife Pura GlucoMeter

#Comes in a pack of 50 test strips

 

At Health Vistas we offer all the above-mentioned test strips. To purchase you may place an order online. Feel free to contact us at 07357879777.