|Glucose test strips work with glucose test meters to help anyone watching his blood sugar
levels. A small sample of blood is applied
to the test strips, and then the meter determines
the amount of blood glucose present in the
Meters are meant to last a long
the test strips are for a single
What do you look for when buying
- Match your meter - The test strips are very
specific to a particular type and brand of
meter. You cannot mix and match them.
- Size of a testable drop - This is one case
where more is not better; you want the smallest
amount that allows an accurate reading especially
if you have trouble producing the sample.
- Cost - Depending on how often you test, buy
in large packs, but be careful that you do
not buy a pack that is too large. Test strips
contain active ingredients that have a limited
lifetime of generally a few months.