Glucose Test Strips
Glucose test strips are consumable elements containing chemicals that react with the glucose in the drop of blood used for each measurement. Glucose test strips may vary from batch to batch, some models require the user to enter in a code found on the vial of test strips or on a chip that comes with the test strip. By entering the coding or chip into the glucose meter, the meter will be calibrated to that batch of test strips. Blood glucose test strips are used by putting a small drop of blood, obtained by pricking the skin with a lancet, placed on a disposable test strip that the meter reads and uses to calculate the blood glucose level. Glucose strips are accurate and affordable, usually costing under $1.00 per strip.