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Glucose Test Strips

Glucose Test Strips
ADW Diabetes offers great discounted prices on diabetic glucose test strips! Blood glucose test strips are used with a glucose meter to measure blood sugar levels. The test strips collect a blood sample so it can be analyzed by the meter and report the current glucose level. This helps people with diabetes obtain immediate information to develop an effective self-management plan with their health care providers. Diabetic test strips are an essential diabetes testing supply that people with diabetes need to have on-hand. For your convenience, we offer diabetes test strips in singles and discounted multi-packs as we work to keep diabetes management affordable for you. We offer most major name brands of glucose testing strips including: True Mextrix, Accu-Check Aviva Plus, Advocate Redi-Code Plus, Agamatrix Presto, Bayer Contour, Bayer Contour Next, Bayer Breeze 2, Embrace, FreeStyle, FreeStyle Lite, Nova Max, One Touch Ultra and TRUEBalance. You can also save an extra 5% when you enroll in our Diabetic Coverage® AutoShip program on the test strips you use most.
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  1. FreeStyle Lite Test Strips 50/bx
    FreeStyle Lite Test Strips 50/bx
    Item # 9907370822

    The Freestyle Lite Test Strips by Abbott are made to be used with the Freestyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System. Features alternate site testing, small sample size, and no coding required! Box of 50

  2. Nova Max Glucose Test Strips - Box of 50
    Nova Max Glucose Test Strips - Box of 50
    Item # 8548043523

    The Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips can be used with the Nova Max, BD Logic and Paradigm Link Blood Glucose Monitors only. No coding, .3 microliter sample size, easy to open vial. 50 Strips (2 Vials of 25)

  3. AgaMatrix Presto Blood Glucose Test Strips 50ct
    AgaMatrix Presto Blood Glucose Test Strips 50ct
    Item # 8554332901

    AgaMatrix Presto Blood Glucose Test Strips 50ct are for use with the AgaMatrix Presto and Presto Pro Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems, and provide fast, accurate results. Give your fingertips a rest with alternate site testing and small sample sizes!

  4. True Metrix Blood Glucose Test Strips 50/bx
    True Metrix Blood Glucose Test Strips 50/bx
    Item # 56151146404

    The True Metrix Glucose Test Strips box of 50 features advanced technologies - a complex algorithm, chemistry and electrodes, the meter and the test strips work with the True Metrix Blood Glucose System to produce accurate results. This product contains 50 strips.

  5. Bayer Contour Next Test Strips 100/bx
    Bayer Contour Next Test Strips 100/bx
    Item # 301937311505K1

    Bayer Contour Next Test Strips box of 100 is for use with all Contour Next meters from Bayer. The technology evaluates a single blood sample 7 times for exceptionally accurate results. No coding required.

  6. TRUEbalance Test Strips 100/bx
    TRUEbalance Test Strips 100/bx
    Item # 2129200312K1

    TRUEbalance blood glucose test strips are a cutting edge diabetes test strip that ensure accuracy and precision. Manufactured by Trividia Health, the featured TRUEfill™ patented beveled tip design reduces re-testing. The TRUE balance strips require no coding and are ideal for home glucose testing or when you're on the go. 2 Boxes of 50 glucose test strips each.

  7. Accu-Chek SmartView Test Strips 100/bx
    Accu-Chek SmartView Test Strips 100/bx
    Item # 6570249510K1

    Enjoy advanced accuracy with ACCU-CHEK® SmartView test strips, as tested against a 23% tighter specification.

  8. Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Diabetic Test Strips Box of 50
    Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Diabetic Test Strips Box of 50
    Item # 6570210310

    Test the Glucose in whole blood. Test Right the First Time. Fast 5-second Test. Finger, Palm or Forearm Testing. Accu-Chek Aviva Strips were designed for use with Accu-Chek Aviva meter. These new Aviva Plus strips use the one-time black code key. Box of 50 strips.

  9. Nova Max Plus Ketone Test Strips 10/bx
    Nova Max Plus Ketone Test Strips 10/bx
    Item # 85480348607

    Nova Max Plus Ketone Test Strips 10/bx. Nova Max Plus incorporates advanced technology for accurate and precise self-monitoring of blood glucose and ketones by people with diabetes. Nova Max Plus has the most comprehensive features for fast, easy, and error-free blood glucose and ketone monitoring.

  10. Accu-Chek SmartView Test Strips 50/bx
    Accu-Chek SmartView Test Strips 50/bx
    Item # 6570249510

    Enjoy advanced accuracy with ACCU-CHEK® SmartView test strips (50ct), as tested against a 23% tighter specification.

  11. Bayer Ascensia Breeze 2 Test Strips 50/bx
    Bayer Ascensia Breeze 2 Test Strips 50/bx
    This product is currently unavailable.

    Bayer Breeze 2 Diabetic Test Strips are intended for use with the Breeze 2 Blood Glucose Meter Only. This Box of 50 test strips includes 5 Discs.

  12. Bayer Contour Diabetic Test Strips Box of 50
    Bayer Contour Diabetic Test Strips Box of 50
    Item # 193708050

    Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Test Strips are intended for use with the Contour Blood Glucose Meters Only. The improved CONTOUR System makes testing fast, easy and accurate with No Coding required and test results in 5-seconds. Box of 50 strips.

  13. Bayer Contour Next Test Strips 50ct
    Bayer Contour Next Test Strips 50ct
    Item # 301937311505

    Bayer Contour NEXT test strip box of 50 have easy to use technology that evaluates a single blood sample 7 times for exceptionally accurate results. The Contour Next strips are compatible with the Bayer Contour NEXT Blood Glucose Meter.

  14. Bayer Contour Glucose Test Strips Box of 100
    Bayer Contour Glucose Test Strips Box of 100
    Item # K193709021

    Bayer Contour Diabetic Test Strips are intended for use with the Contour blood glucose meters only. The improved Contour System makes testing fast, easy and accurate with no coding required and test results in just 5 seconds. Box of 100 strips.

  15. AgaMatrix Jazz Test Strips - 50ct
    AgaMatrix Jazz Test Strips - 50ct
    Item # 8554100210

    AgaMatrix WaveSense Jazz Test Strips 50/bx provide reliable results at a price you can afford.

  16. MediSense Optium EZ Test Strips 50/bx
    MediSense Optium EZ Test Strips 50/bx
    This product is currently unavailable.

    MediSense Optium Blood Glucose Test Strips are intended for use with MediSense Optium Blood Glucose Meter only. 5 sec results, uses TrueMeasure technology to assure accuracy. Box of 50.

  17. Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Glucose Test Strips Box of 100
    Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Glucose Test Strips Box of 100
    Item # K6570210410

    The Accu Chek Aviva Plus strips test the glucose in whole blood. Test Right the First Time. Fast 5-second Test. Finger, Palm or Forearm Testing. Accu-Chek Aviva Diabetic Strips were designed for use with Accu Chek Aviva Plus meter. These new strips use the one time black code key. Box of 100 test strips.

  18. Arkray GlucoCard Vital Sensor Blood Glucose Test Strips 50/bx
    Arkray GlucoCard Vital Sensor Blood Glucose Test Strips 50/bx
    Item # 1548276205

    The Arkray GlucoCard Vital Sensor Blood Glucose Test Strips 50/bx are easy to handle, highly accurate and especially meant for in vitro diagnostic use.

  19. Advocate Redi-Code Plus Glucose Test Strips - 200 ct
    Advocate Redi-Code Plus Glucose Test Strips - 200 ct
    Item # 894046001578K3

    The Advocate Redi-Code Plus Glucose Test Strips 200ct are ONLY compatible with the Advocate Redi-Code Plus Glucose Meter.

  20. Advocate Redi-Code Plus Glucose Test Strips - 50 ct
    Advocate Redi-Code Plus Glucose Test Strips - 50 ct
    Item # 894046001578

    The Advocate Redi-Code Plus Glucose Test Strips 50/bx are ONLY compatible with the Advocate Redi-Code Plus Glucose Meter.

What are Diabetic Test Strips?

Diabetic test strips are important for you to use to help manage your diabetes along with your health care provider. Diabetic test strips are tiny, thin, plastic strips which are placed into a blood glucose meter which then gives you your current blood sugar value. Although diabetic strips have been around for a while, the technology has changed over the last years allowing it to be much easier and more accurate than ever before. Even though there are multiple brands of meters that use matching, specific brand strips, they all work similarly.

How do Glucose Strips Work?

Glucose strips hold a high priority in the management of diabetes since they are a key component in blood glucose testing. Since the 1990’s, an enzyme called glucose oxidase transforms the blood glucose on the strip into an electrical current. The meter then reads the current as a glucose concentration which appears as a number on your meter screen. Glucose strips can be +/- 20% of your actual glucose number. All meters are strip specific so extra strips should be ordered when the meter is purchased. Test strips are usually available in bottles of 50 or 100 strips per container. The container should be kept closed until the test strip is needed, since strips can be affected by heat, humidity and artificial light.

Four Tips on How to Use Glucose Test Strips

  1. Before handling the strip to insert into the meter, hands should be washed with soap and warm water to avoid inaccurate results. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol gel based product or an alcohol swap instead. Dry hands and fingers completely. Remember that alcohol can dry out your skin and you may already have dry skin from diabetes. Touching vitamins, jam, cereal, fruit, hand lotion and other products may change blood sugar results. Dry your hands and fingers carefully to make sure that the blood sample is not diluted.
  2. Always check the expiration date on the box of strips and make sure to open the box with the earliest expiration date first. Using diabetes testing strips out of date will not ensure quality and accurate numbers. Once opened most strips are fresh somewhere between 3-6 months, but check with the specific manufacturer and read the insert that comes with your box of strips for best results.
  3. Place a new lancet into your lancet device each time you test. Reused lancets get dull after their first use since they are extremely thin and lose their coating, this could cause more pain and may cause you to get an inadequate drop of blood. Once the lancet is completely in place, make sure the lancet device is set at a depth that works best for you.
  4. Make sure the new strip is inserted into the opening in the meter before pricking your finger. Use the sides of your finger and change fingers often to prevent infections or callouses. This area will give the most accurate results. Within 5-10 seconds, you will see a number on the screen of your glucose meter indicating your current blood sugar. Make sure to document your number on a spread sheet or log book to share your results with your physician.

When Should You Check Glucose Levels?

Knowing when to test blood sugars will prevent you from wasting strips and help save you money. It will also prevent you from needless finger sticks. Always check with your diabetes management team to determine how many times a day and what specific times to test your blood glucose. Often blood glucose should be tested before a meal and 2 hours after a meal to see how the specific food impacted your blood sugar results. Blood sugars can also be tested fasting in the morning and then prior to bed. You may need to test more frequently at different times depending on your personal situation. Blood glucose testing is one important tool to help guide your diabetes self -management plan. It also helps your physician make changes in your medical management along with your current A1C value.

Things That May Go Wrong When Testing:

  1. The strip needs to be fully inserted prior to placing the drop of blood on the strip.
  2. Placing too little blood can cause a screen to read "error" or give a lower number than your actual number.
  3. Placing too much blood on the strip may also result in "error" on the screen and wasting an additional strip.
  4. Having a battery that goes dead during the glucose test. Batteries last up to 2 years and can easily be replaced. The meter usually indicates when the battery power is low.
  5. Removing strips from the original container and placing them in your pocket, wallet or meter case for convenience, this will make the strips inaccurate.
  6. Avoid strips encountering dirt, water, crumbs, soap, lotion, food or vitamins.
  7. Trying to reuse a test strip you will get inaccurate results since there is only enough enzyme for one test.