The UniStrip Test Strips are only for use with the OneTouch Ultra, OneTouch Ultra2, OneTouch UltraMini and OneTouch UltraSmart meters, set at calibration code 49, for measuring glucose (sugar) in whole capillary blood. The UniStrip1 is meant for self-testing of blood glucose as an aid to monitor the effectiveness of diabetes control. If you intend to use Unistrip1 Test Strips for Alternate Site Testing (AST) we have a 10 Dos and Don’ts for you to ensure you get accurate results with your Unistrip1 generic blood glucose test strips.
Proper management of glucose levels the help of a doctor or nurse. Together you can set your own range of expected glucose readings, arrange your testing times, and discuss the meaning of your blood glucose results.
Getting Low Glucose Values with Unistrip Test Strips
According to the Unistrip User Manual, if your test result is below 20 mg/dL (1.1 mmol/L), a warning message will appear showing a low glucose level. This may be a sign of severe low blood glucose. Treat this condition right away, as directed by your doctor or nurse. Although this message could be due to a test error, it is safer to treat first, and then do another test.
Getting High Glucose Values with Unistrip Test Strips
According to the Unistrip User Manual, if your test result is above the maximum value, repeat your test with a new strip to confirm this reading. If the high results should appear again, call your doctor or nurse right away.
Unistrip Reference values
Please consult your physician to establish your target ranges. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) suggests the following targets for most nonpregnant adults without diabetes. More or less stringent goals may be appropriate for each individual.
Glycemic control Time of Day ADA Suggested Reading
According to the Unistrip User Manual, here are the glycemic control time of the day ADA suggested readings:
- Preprandial plasma glucose 70–100 mg/dl (before a meal)
- Postprandial plasma glucose <140 mg/dl (after a meal)
Source: American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes – 2012. 2012;35 (supp.1 Diabetes Care):S11-563.
If Your Unistrip Test Strips Test Results Are Unexpected
According to the Unistrip User Manual, if your blood glucose result is below 70 mg/dL (3.9 mmol/L), showing low blood glucose, or above 180 mg/dL (10.0 mmol/L), showing high blood glucose, you should contact and follow your doctor or nurse’s treatment advice. If you keep on getting unexpected results, check your system with UniStrip control solution to ensure you’re getting accurate results. If you are feeling symptoms that are not consistent with your blood glucose test results AND you have followed all instructions described in your User Guide, call your health care professional. Never ignore symptoms. Never make major changes to your diabetes control program without speaking to your healthcare professional.
Unistrip1 Generic Blood Glucose Test Strips
UniStrip1 test strip is a leading generic alternative to the OneTouch Ultra test strips. With Unistrip test strips you can have precise results at much lower costs. Unistrip glucose test strips work with the world’s most accurate meters – OneTouch – to deliver accurate glucose readings while helping the users save test strips and money.
- Exclusively for use with OneTouch Ultra, OneTouch Ultra2, OneTouch UltraMini, and OneTouch UltraSmart meters
- Delivers Accurate and Fast Results
- Allows alternate site testing (AST) from the fingertip
- Ideal for patients pay out of pocket
- Affordable glucose tests strips: Unistrip1 test strips cost users less than most managed care organization’s co-pays
- Designed for home monitoring of glucose levels at at home.
- Available in box of 50 strips
* Content and information on this page is intended for informational and educational purposes only, and does NOT constitute any medical professional advice.