For checking the blood sugar levels there are a number of methods available
– testing urine for sugar levels
– using glucometer at home, however the finger has to be pricked to get blood for taking a sample for testing
– in a hospital or pathology lab where a larger amount of blood will be required for conducting the necessary tests
Some people do not like being pricked for checking blood sugar levels with a glucometer , so they may ask for urine strips. However most pharmacies are not stocking urine strips for checking the glucose levels
Whenever the skin is pricked for taking blood there is always a possibility of an infection , so other methods may be preferred.