We believe that free blood glucose testing strips should be available for everyone who needs them. We're fighting for this and we're getting there. But we know that they're not available to everyone. For those who need or choose to buy test strips we have negotiated with several companies to make certain strips available via our catalogue and online shop. If you are considering buying a meter, and currently get strips on prescription, you should check with your diabetes team before purchasing to ensure they are able to prescribe the particular test strips for that meter. Diabetes UK.
Glucose Test Strips for Diabetes: Uses, Accuracy, and Costs Explained
Glucose meter - Wikipedia
Although an increasing number of people with diabetes PWDs are now using continuous glucose monitors CGMs to track their blood sugar levels, most still rely on traditional finger stick glucose meters and test strips. What exactly do finger stick tests tell us about diabetes management? How accurate are the results? And why are they so darned expensive? While the high cost of insulin is getting most media attention these days, these other vital supplies are a big financial burden as well. Research shows that about 27 percent of the costs we pay for diabetes-related expenses at pharmacies is for self-monitoring of blood sugar, including meters and test strips.
Blood Glucose Meters and Strips
A glucose meter, also referred to as a " glucometer ",  is a medical device for determining the approximate concentration of glucose in the blood. It can also be a strip of glucose paper dipped into a substance and measured to the glucose chart. It is a key element of home blood glucose monitoring HBGM by people with diabetes mellitus or hypoglycemia. A small drop of blood, obtained by pricking the skin with a lancet , is placed on a disposable test strip that the meter reads and uses to calculate the blood glucose level. Since approximately , a primary goal of the management of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus has been achieving closer-to-normal levels of glucose in the blood for as much of the time as possible, guided by HBGM several times a day.
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