From New York, USA:
Is there a way to know if over the counter urine glucose test strips are accurate? Can they be tested by dipping in a solution of table sugar and water?
We gave up testing urine for sugar long ago because it is not only inaccurate, but sugar does not usually appear in the urine until the blood sugar is over 180 mg/dl [10 mmol/L]. Since we are trying to keep blood sugars under 120 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L], the urine test would not be able to tell us the information we are looking for.
Original posting 24 Jul 2002
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