Blood Glucose


Blood Glucose Monitoring – Cost $2 in store testing

Blood glucose monitoring is a way of testing the concentration of glucose in the blood. This is done by pricking the skin to draw blood, then applying the blood onto a testing strip that is placed in a blood glucose meter. This device measures the glucose levels in your blood and gives you a reading.

An aim of diabetes management is to keep blood glucose levels (BGLs) within a specified target range. You need to balance your food with your physical activity, lifestyle and diabetes medication. Blood glucose monitoring can help you understand the link between blood glucose, food, exercise and insulin.

Warnbro Pharmacy provides blood glucose level tests for $2.

Regular checks can help prevent serious diabetes-related complications like problems with your feet, eyes, heart and kidneys. Individual members of your health care team will let you know how often you need checks, so you can schedule them into your calendar.

At Home Testing

People who take insulin need to self-monitor their blood glucose levels. Blood glucose meters are usually sold as kits giving you all the equipment that you need to start. There are many types, offering different features and at different prices to meet individual needs. Most of these are available from Warnbro Pharmacy.

To check blood glucose levels, you need:

  • ​A blood glucose meter
  • A lancet device with lancets
  • Blood glucose strips

Blood glucose meters are usually sold as kits giving you all the equipment you need to start. Our trained pharmacists can show you how to use your meter to get accurate results.

Warnbro Pharmacy is a register provider under the NDSS (National Diabetes Service Scheme). NDSS subsidised products are available through your NDSS Access Point – Warnbro Pharmacy

To help you self-manage your diabetes, the NDSS gives you access to a range of subsidised products. These products include:

  • ​blood glucose testing strips (restrictions apply to people with type 2 diabetes who do not use insulin)
  • urine testing strips
  • insulin syringes and pen needles (if you need insulin or approved non-insulin injectable medications)
  • insulin pump consumables (for people with type 1 diabetes or gestational diabetes who meet certain eligibility criteria)
  • continuous glucose monitoring products (for people with type 1 diabetes and specific ‘other’ conditions who meet certain eligibility criteria).