Contour Next Test Strips
Contour Next Test Strips
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Contour Next Test Strips

Maintaining accurate blood sugar levels is one of the most important areas any diabetic can master. Contour Next Test Strips allow for a quick and efficient reading of glucose levels to help you control your diabetic condition. The strips are easy to use, allowing for a wider application of blood samples, ensuring an accurate reading each time. No coding minimizes human error and second chance sampling allows you to apply more blood should the monitor require it. The strips when used with a Contour Next blood glucose meter perform at 100% accuracy. Made by Bayer, a leading manufacturer of diabetic supplies.

FEATURES:

  • Test strips with Proven Accuracy
  • Precalibrated for ease of use with Contour Meters
  • Second-Chance Sampling
  • No Coding Technology (eliminates user error and misreads)
  • 5-second countdown. Results faster than other monitors
  • Less Blood Sample required (Only 0.6 L blood sample).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CONTOUR TEST STRIPS are designed to be used in Contour Next Blood Glucose Monitors only.  Available in packages of 25, 50, and 100.

A contaminated test strip can cause a false reading to occur. If the strips have spilled out of the box or container, inspect the strips for signs of damage or debris. An ‘E7’ code on the display of the Contour meter indicates that the wrong strip is being used or that the strip is contaminated. Replace the sample and reinsert it into the meter.

  1. Put a test strip into your blood glucose meter.
  2. Prick your fingertip with the meter’s tiny needle (called a lancet).
  3. Squeeze out a drop of blood and touch it with the edge of the test strip.
  4. Reading Should Display within Seconds.

Coverage of the items will depend on the type and limits of your insurance plan and coverages. For information on the specifics of your plan, please contact your insurance provider directly.

Test strips have an important role to play in patients who are self-monitoring their glucose levels. The strips are fairly inexpensive, covered by many insurance plans, allow for the transfer of a blood sample from the finger or palm to the meter.

Monitoring blood sugar levels is one of the most important things a person with diabetes can do to help prolong their life. Knowing what activities influence glucose levels; exercise, different types of food, and even medicine, can provide the necessary information to create a reasonable treatment plan with your doctor.

According to the American Diabetes Association, the goal is to keep blood sugars less than 180mg/dL, 1-2 hours after the start of a meal, when most people’s glucose levels reach their peak. While blood sugar levels vary from person to person, your doctor can assist you to determine what is right for you.

For most individuals, a glucose reading under 70 mg/dL, is considered low blood sugar or hypoglycemia. When it is about 180 mg/dL, this is called high blood sugar or hyperglycemia.

Health complications can occur if blood sugars are not properly monitored. Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to consequences for health and aging, primarily attacking the efficiency of internal organs.  If left untreated, there are increased risks for heart disease and organ failure eventually leading to death.

The symptoms of depressed sugars in the bloodstream (hypoglycemia) may vary from person to person, depending on the level of glucose and body chemistry. Initial symptoms usually include:

  • Hunger
  • Jittery feeling
  • Increased Anxiety
  • Pale skin
  • Fast or Irregular Heartbeat
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizzy
  • Mood changes toward Irritability

The complications of increased blood sugars (hyperglycemia) are –

  • High sugar levels
  • High concentration of sugar in the urine
  • Increased Thirst
  • Frequent Urination

Effective monitoring of blood sugars can make a significant difference in the quality of life for the diabetic. While every person’s body chemistry is different. Knowing the warning signs and understanding the importance of effective self-monitoring can help a person live the best life possible.  As with any medical condition, your doctor should always be consulted regarding any glucose monitoring strategy.