How to Shop on Glucosemeters4u.com
Reducing the pain of testing
When should I consider doing extra tests?
How to carry out a test
Need a Prescription From My Doctor to Order?
Warranty Terms & Conditions
to Shop on Glucosemeters4u.com
To begin shopping online at Glucosemeters4u.com
, follow these quick and easy steps:
1) Select the product you would like
to purchase and click on "add to cart"
2) The Shopping Cart screen
will appear showing the item and the quantity giving you the option to make changes
to the quantity of the item, remove the item from your Shopping Cart or verify
your purchase and checkout.
3) You may make any changes to the quantity
of an item in your Shopping Cart, however, if you do click the Update Cart button
to recalculate the totals in your Shopping Cart.
4) To remove an item from
your Shopping Cart, the select the item you wish to remove by clicking next to
the item underneath the remove column. This will place a tick in the box and click
the Update Cart button. This will remove the item from the Shopping cart.
If you wish to continue shopping, click on "coninue shopping" and you
will be returned to the glucosemeters4u.com site.
6) If you would like
to complete the checkout process click on "secure checkout"
If you are not registered with Paypal then click on the relevant button. You do
not have to be registered with Paypal to make a payment.
8) Please enter
in the relevant billing and shipping information then continue to checkout. Paypal
uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to make sure your payment is transmitted
securely and confidentially.
9) If you have any questions or need additional
information, send your inquiry to our friendly and courteous customer support
team at info@Glucosemeters4u.com
the pain of testing
Fingers being sensitive, sore fingers are an
occupational hazard of checking your blood sugars frequently! Reduce the pain
factor by avoiding overly frequent sampling and by using the side of your fingers
rather than the pulps. Also avoid using alcohol to wipe your fingers before a
test. Studies have shown it does nothing to prevent infection.
helps to use different fingers - you have ten to choose from! This allows the
site to heal before you inflict another 'stab'.
All our meters use very
tiny amounts of blood, thereby reducing the depth of finger stab which is necessary.
This can also influence the pain factor.
When should I consider
doing extra tests?
Extra blood tests are useful during illness or
- illness or stress
- changes in insulin regime
- when control is 'unstable' e.g. recurrent
- when your level of activity changes dramatically eg. vigorous
exercise driving long distances
- Extra night-time tests are sometimes
used to help identify the cause of nocturnal hypos.
to carry out a test
- Wash your hands with warm water and dry
them thoroughly. This will improve the blood supply to your fingers. Avoid using
alcohol as it stings.
- Select a different finger or different part
of your finger for each test you do. Repeated tests in the same place will make
your fingers very sore and may give rise to callus
- Avoid using your
finger tips. Fingertips are very sensitive and have a higher density of pain receptors.
Use the sides of your fingers as denoted in the picture.
- Hold the
fingerprick device against the side of your finger. Remember if you press hard,
the puncture will be more deep.
- Press the release button and gently
squeeze your finger to obtain a drop of blood
- Apply the drop of blood
as instructed in your meter manual and proceed with the test
often should I measure?
How often you measure your blood glucose really
depends on the recommendation of your doctor/physician. Some patients may need
to test (monitor) more often than others do.
As a general rule, the American
Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that most patients with type 1 diabetes
test glucose three or more times per day. Pregnant women taking insulin for gestational
diabetes should test two times per day. ADA does not specify how often people
with type 2 diabetes should test their glucose, but testing often helps control.
Do I need a prescription from my doctor to order?
you do not need a prescription from your doctor to order glucose meters and related
supplies from Glucosemeters4u.com.
Warranty Terms & Conditions
limited warranty applies to all products unless otherwise stated. If the product
becomes defective, contact the manufacturer before the end of the warranty date.