The supplies you need for testing your blood sugar at home when you
A blood sugar meter (blood glucose
Testing strips that are designed for use with your
Sugar control solution that is designed for use with your
Lancets, which are short needles specifically made for
sticking your finger or other sites, such as your forearm.
pen-sized lancet device, which holds and positions the lancet as well as
controls how deeply it goes into your skin.
Clean cotton balls or
tissues, which are used to stop bleeding.
If you don't have the supplies you need to test your blood sugar, you
can find them at most drugstores as well as at larger grocery or discount
stores that have a pharmacy. Shop around for the best price for your supplies.
You also can get some supplies through the mail. Your provincial health plan or private health insurance may
cover the cost of these supplies. You most likely will need a prescription from
your doctor to be reimbursed for your purchase.
Current as ofJuly 25, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator