Diabetic test strips are thin plastic pieces that are inserted into a glucose monitor for determining your blood glucose. Your finger is pricked to get a drop of blood into the test strip, after which the glucose meter can take the reading. The result gets displayed within seconds on the screen.
There are some glucose meters that take blood from the forearm and not the tip of the fingers. They have been so designed by the manufacturers because the fingers tend to get sensitive and calloused, i.e too hardened to be pricked. Everything other than the finger prick is the same in this method. Many patients prefer this type of glucose testing because the fleshy skin of the forearms does not pain much when pricked.
You need to choose a diabetes test strip meter that is most suitable for your purpose. You can choose from a variety of options such as:
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