Nova Max Plus blood ketone test strips are designed to work seamlessly with the Nova Max Plus meter. The meter provides easy, quick and highly reliable reading for both ketone and blood glucose readings. Nova Max Plus simplifies your testing, with one meter to get the results you need.
You do not need to make meter adjustments when using the blood ketone strips. The meter automatically adjusts when the Nova Max Plus ketone strip is inserted. No coding is required preventing the potential for errors. Incorrect coding in meters can cause errors up to 50 percent in readings.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) can be a life-threatening condition in diabetic patients. DKA is a metabolic issue and also a major complication for children suffering from Type 1 Diabetes. Ketones are formed when your body breaks down fat for energy use. This energy is normally gained from carbohydrates. Without sufficient carbohydrates, your body cannot supply the needed glucose for energy. Blood testing provides more accurate ketone readings than urine testing.
Using Nova Max Plus blood ketone strips allows you to quickly notice increases in blood ketone so that appropriate medical steps can be taken. The American Diabetes Association recommends ketone testing when glucose readings are higher than 250 to 300 mg/dL. Testing should also be performed on any days when you are not feeling well. Having additional information readily available will allow you to manage your diabetes more effectively and take preventative steps to avoid additional complications.
Nova Max test strips come 10 to a box. They are individually foil wrapped and easy to carry with your meter case. Ketone test results are normally available in as little as 10 seconds. Only a small sample of blood is required. The sample can normally be taken with the same finger stick used for glucose readings. For more information about Nova Max Plus meters and testing stips contact us today.