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The Instacart buying guide to glucose test strips

Regular monitoring of your blood sugar levels is a critical part of living well with diabetes. Knowing your numbers helps you make better dietary and lifestyle choices. Frequent testing also enables your doctor to monitor your health and determine if you need additional therapies. No matter how often you test your blood, glucose test strips are an important part of your diabetes treatment plan. Instacart makes it easy to get the glucose testing strips you need. Order your testing supplies online, and our shoppers will pick up and deliver your order in as little as 2 hours.

Glucose Test Strips Near Me

Buy your favorite glucose test strips online with Instacart. Order glucose test strips from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs About Glucose Test Strips

The high cost of brand-name glucose test strips leads many patients to consider generic options, as they are generally much less expensive. If you want to use a generic glucose test strip, read all of the packaging information to ensure that a specific test strip will work with your meter. Always talk to your healthcare provider before switching testing brands. 

Temperature extremes, high moisture, and exposure to air can degrade testing strips. Keep your test strips in their original packaging, tightly sealed, until you are ready to use them. Close your test strip container immediately to prevent air from affecting the remaining strips. Store your strips in a cool, dry location. Don't store your test strips in a hot or cold car, a sunny window, or a humid bathroom.

Most doctors advise rotating between your fingers and using both sides of your fingers to test your blood sugar. Frequent testing in the same site can cause your fingertips to become dry, cracked, and calloused. 

Most major private insurance companies cover the cost of testing strips. Medicare and Medicaid also cover many brands of testing strips. Before choosing a glucometer and test strips, check your insurance to ensure coverage of your brand of testing supplies.

Ketone testing is a common element of diabetic care, especially for patients with Type 1 Diabetes. Ketones are present in your urine when a shortage of insulin causes your body to break down fat instead of sugar. High levels of ketones can cause a dangerous condition known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). 

If your doctor has asked you to test for both ketones and glucose, you will need to buy 2 different kinds of meters and test strips. Glucose test strips use blood, while ketone test strips use urine. Use the correct testing strip in each meter to ensure the most accurate health data and avoid a medical emergency.
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