Relion Ultima test strips are a glucometer. Glucometer is a blood glucose screening tool that can be used independently by people with diabetes. This tool has an invasive nature so there is the possibility of causing discomfort.
Some diabetics may still hesitate to use this tool because the price is quite expensive, but many other patients who already use this tool when they know the importance of information about blood sugar levels for a diabetic.
This tool helps detect the condition of blood sugar levels are too low (hypoglycemia) and blood sugar levels are too high (hyperglycemia). Both these extreme conditions are as much as possible not experienced by people with diabetes. This tool will assist patients or other family members to monitor blood glucose levels to not less than 55 mg / dL (hypoglycemia) or more than 250 mg / dL (hyperglycemia).
The advantage of using Relion Ultima test strips
1. By monitoring blood glucose will help in food planning, activity, and use of insulin. In addition, testing can be useful to provide immediate action when high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If blood sugar is low, it is necessary to get a glucose intake from foods that are quickly processed by the body.
2. Blood sugar levels may also drop to drop, which is caused by too much heavy activity, so it can be a consideration in regulating the activity.
3. If blood sugar is high, it is necessary to observe a sugary diet that is observed until blood sugar levels fall near normal levels. More sports also need to be done. For people who already use insulin it can be used as a benchmark of usage.
Blood glucose is defined as a sugar contained in the blood that is formed from carbohydrates in food and stored as glycogen in the liver and skeletal muscles. Normally blood sugar levels range from 70 to 126 mg / dL (fasting), 180 mg / dl (after meals), and about 144 mg / dl (night).
However, sugar levels may increase after eating and decrease in the morning. A person is said to have hyperglycemia when blood sugar levels are above normal, whereas hypoglycemia is a condition in which a person experiences a decrease in blood sugar values below normal.
Generally, someone is said to have Diabetes, if the blood glucose test reaches 126 mg / dl or even more (for those who fast) and between 140 mg / dL and 200 mg / dL or more (not fasting).
Accuracy of glucometer
Relion is a glucometer that you can buy online or at a pharmacy. This tool uses a refillable strip that we can buy at a pharmacy or healthcare store; similar to the pregnancy test. How to use it is very easy and everyone can use it. The question is how accurate the tool is and how to use this personal blood sugar check tool correctly.
As a personal tool, the accuracy of Relion Ultima or other glucometer is not as accurate as a test device in a hospital, but Relion is a glucometer that has better accuracy than other similar glucometers. Relion Ultima test strips also require re-calibration that you can do 5 or 10 times usage to optimize the accuracy of this tool.