Blood Glucose Monitoring

Blood glucose monitoring is a method of analysing a person’s blood glucose (sugar) levels that requires only a drop of blood taken from a pinprick on the fingertip. The blood is applied to a test strip, which has an area impregnated with a chemical that reacts with the glucose in the blood sample.

The glucose level is shown either by a visible colour change on the strip or by placing the strip in a digital meter. People with diabetes mellitus must perform regular blood glucose monitoring tests to monitor their blood glucose control.