Glucose Meter Test Strips

Properly managing your diabetes involves a few key pieces of equipment. One, of course, is a glucose meter. But the other is just as essential: glucose test strips. With so much importance riding on the decision, which ones do you buy?

There are several ways to categorize strips. One popular way is to take into account how much blood is required in order to register a reading. This could be a decisive point for someone who has taken blood for quite some time and their fingers are becoming tougher to penetrate for samples. Many individuals, including the elderly, don't want to have to have to force out a larger amount of blood than is necessary by excessive squeezing.

Without a doubt, an important point will be cost. Since a diabetic can easily go through a significant number of these strips it needs to be cost effective, especially for those on a fixed income. This is something that needs to be considered when picking out the meter itself.

The right strips will need to be solid enough to handle, but still hold up well. For older individuals, their fingers may not be as limber as those of a younger individual so they need test strips that they can easily hold onto and maneuver.

Test strips also need to be convenient enough to carry. Having a handy container at your disposal makes it that much easier to throw in your pocket or purse. Considering the amount of items that diabetics have to keep up with they don't want bulky, but they do want something that's easy to hold and register in the meter.

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