Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, an accurate reading of your blood glucose level (BGL) is vital. Washing your hands before testing seems like a simple solution to remove all impurities, such as fruit juice, food and dirt. However, in the rush of daily life, when you’re in the car or at a picnic, this isn’t always easy.
Diabete-ezy Test-wipes are alcohol free and are designed to remove any food or dirt residue from the fingertip safely and effectively. Test-wipes can also be used to remove blood after testing and can be used for site preparation for an insulin pump. The solution used in the Test-wipes is 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate.
The Refill Pack consists of 8 x 25 wipe refills which is a total of 200 wipes.
One of our experiences with not having clean fingers before testing…
It was Freddie’s Day Care day, I received a phone call at lunch time alerting me to the fact that his BGL was 21mml. I know that he was 6.2mml at morning tea and know that what he ate at Morning Tea would not raise his levels this much. I asked if he had washed his hands before testing and they said that he had. Usually we would give him an extra insulin injection to bring a level of 21mml down but I asked if they could use the Test-wipes I had in his meter case to wipe his finger and retest, his level came down to 13mml.
I often wonder what would have happened if I had not got them to retest and they had just given him the injection……we might have spent the night in hospital because Fred may have had a severe hypo. Also never trust a 3 year old when they say they have washed their hands!!
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