Test Strips

Diabetic Test Strips are used for testing sugar levels in blood. They provide safe, easy and accurate testing with minimum pain. Sugar testing strips play an important role in blood glucose testing and help diabetic people in monitoring and controlling diabetes. Health Products For You provides a wide variety of diabetic test strips including products like Lifescan OneTouch Ultra Test Strips, Roche Accutrend Plus Glucose Test Strips, Medline EvenCare G2 Glucose Meter Test Strips and many more. These products are designed by some of the top-selling manufacturers like Roche Diagnostics, Siemens Healthcare, Nipro Diagnostics, AGA Matrix, etc.

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How do Diabetes Test Strips work?

  • When a drop of blood is put on the test strip, glucose in the blood reacts with glucose oxidase to produce gluconic acid. 
  • A current is transferred by the meter to the other end of the test strip. 
  • Electric terminals on the glucose monitoring strips allow the meter to calculate the current between the terminals. 
  • Current between the terminals is changed according to the level of gluconic acid produced. 
  • Then an algorithm is used by the blood glucose meter to calculate the blood glucose level on the basis of the difference in current. 
  • Some of the diabetic test strips allow the users to reapply more blood to the same strip if required during the test. 
  • Amount of blood needed by a test strip varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.