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Diabetes home test

Diabetes home test

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Test-Point diabetes home test measures your blood glucose level.

Results within 1 minute

Test components: instructions, 2 foil packs with test strip and desiccant each, 2 lancets, 2 plasters, 1 color chart.

This simple and rapid test enables you to take additional preventive action, considerably reducing your risk of suffering from diabetes without being aware of your condition.

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Test-Point diabetes home test measures your blood glucose level.

Results within 1 minute.

Test components: instructions, 2 foil packs with test strip and desiccant each, 2 lancets, 2 plasters, 1 color chart.

This simple and rapid test enables you to take additional preventive action, considerably reducing your risk of suffering from diabetes without being aware of your condition.

Glucose is the most important monosaccharide (simple sugar) in the human body. In a healthy person, blood glucose concentration on an empty stomach lies at between approximately 4 and 6 mmol/L. Hormones in the body control blood glucose levels, ensuring that they remain constantly within this range. They are lowered principally through the effects of insulin, and increased by the hormones glucagon and adrenaline in conjunction with insulin.

Glucagon is produced in the alpha cells, and insulin is produced in the so-called Islets of Langerhans (beta cells), both cell types being found in the pancreas. Insulin performs the most important role in keeping blood glucose levels normal. Diseases affecting the pancreas and thus impairing the production of insulin lead to excessive glucose concentration and consequently to a disturbance in metabolic function. The most common and significant metabolic disturbance is diabetes mellitus. People with diabetes have too little insulin and are therefore unable to maintain stable glucose levels within the normal range. Medication, insulin injections or dietary changes may be needed.

According to WHO (World Health Organisation) about 347 million people worldwide have diabetes.  WHO projects that diabetes deaths will double between 2005 and 2030. Untreated diabetes leads primarily to diseases of the blood vessels, kidney malfunction (glomerulosclerosis), retinal damage (retinopathy, loss of sight) or blockage of major blood vessels (stroke, heart attack). For this reason, it is extremely important that diabetes be diagnosed early in order that it can be appropriately treated. This simple and rapid test enables you to take additional preventive action, considerably reducing your risk of suffering from diabetes without being aware of your condition. You should also have regular check-ups from your doctor.

Blood sugar levels are influenced generally by various factors including: medication, alcohol, diet, stress, raised blood pressure, smoking, etc.

When to perform the test

You should test your blood sugar levels on an empty stomach, which means you should not eat or drink anything for a period of 12 hours before performing the test. It will also be helpful to interpret the test result in daylight or under a good light source in order to be able to better assess the colour variations.

NOTES

Always consult your doctor before making any important medical decisions. The test components can be disposed of with your normal household waste after use.

Production information

This test is based on an enzymatic (oxidase / peroxidase) reaction.

Special dyes are activated, producing a colour change in proportion to the glucose content of the blood tested. The test components present no hazard provided they are used in accordance with these instructions.

The following factors are known to influence the test results:

  • novaminsulfone and ascorbic acid in concentrations >0.4 g/L and alpha-methyldopa >0.2 g/L
  • glutathion of the red blood cells
  • abnormally high or low hematocrit levels
  • abnormally high lipid concentration in the blood
  • hyperglycaemic-hyperosmolalic conditions
  • dialysis-treatment

Your blood sugar can be considered within a normal range for adults and children above the age of 7 if the reading is between 4 mmol/L (72 mg/dL) and 6 mmol/L (108 mg/dL). If this is the case, you can use the second test a few days or weeks later in order to confirm the reliability of your result.

If your test result is clearly below 4 mmol/L (72 mg/dL) or above 6 mmol/L (108 mg/dL), your blood sugar levels would appear not to be within the normal range. Wait a few days and perform the test again using the second test. If the reading is again outside the normal range, consult your doctor for a detailed assessment of your blood sugar levels.

If, in two tests, your blood sugar level on an empty stomach is significantly above or below the normal range of between 72 mg/dL (4 mmol/L) and 108 mg/dL (6 mmol/L), you should see your doctor for a more detailed examination. It might be helpful to take these instructions with you to show your doctor, so you can give him or her a better idea of the type of test carried out.

Store

Store at 39º to 86º F (4º to 30º C).

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