What is blood glucose testing?
Blood Glucose testing uses a small battery-operated device, which is commonly known as a Blood
To test for glucose with a typical blood glucose monitor, a small sample of blood is placed on a disposable test strip placed in the meter. The test strips are coated with chemicals (glucose
oxidase, dehydrogenase, or hexokinase) that combines with the glucose in blood.
The Blood Glucose Monitor measures how much glucose is present in the patient's blood and they do this in different ways. Some measure the amount of current that can pass through the sample (like IME-DC, Microdot+ and WaveSense JAZZ), and others measure how much light is reflected from it (like Supreme).
The meter displays the glucose level as a number. Most new models can record and store a number of test results many of them store hundreds of test results.