Diabetic testing equipment usually consists of a device usually referred to as a glucometer. Diabetic testing equipment is designed to read the level of glucose, or sugar, in a drop of blood so that the blood sugar level can be tracked.
The use of diabetic testing equipment is pretty simple and straight forward. To use the machine a special test strip is placed in the machine, then a drop of blood is collected by pricking the skin (usually on the finger) with a lancet, the drop of blood is placed on the test strip and the machine “reads” the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Though there is a huge variety of different makes and models of diabetic testing equipment on the market, they all work in virtually the same way, some may require a little smaller drop of blood and some may “read” the sugar level quicker than the others, but the basic principal remains the same.
There is some basic diabetic testing equipment. The most basic testing equipment is the lancet, the blood glucose monitor, the test strips, and ketone strips. The lancet is a small needle like contraption that is used to gain a blood sample.