Description of Glycemia strips
Glycemia strips assess the blood glucose levels. Hypoglycaemia is a main indicator of metabolic disorders. Ketosis is characterized by an accumulation of ketone bodies in the blood and by hypoglycaemia. Ketone bodies are a type of acid produced when the body burns some of its own fat for energy when the sugar supply runs out. This physiological production at the beginning of lactation can be excessive and lead to metabolic disorders when hypoglycemia is too high. The therapeutic goal is to restore blood sugar. Glycemia strips are to be used with the Optium handheld Reader. Sold in packs of 50 or 100 strips.