Diastix are a basic method of testing and analysis of your urine for glucose content. This is one of the preferred ways of testing for diabetic reactions rather than using the needle for blood sampling. Many diabetics do use the needles because often with the case of type 1 diabetes they require daily insulin shot anyway. This is not the case for type 2 diabetes and the needle does not have to part of a person’s daily routine.
The Diastix is an easy to use formulated test that requires nothing more than a urine sample to tell how much glucose is flowing through the system. The color on the stick changes to show the results so that the person’s diet can be altered to increase or reduce the amount of sugar for the next day.