Diabur-Test 5000, a new test strip for urinary glucose, permits the accurate measurement of up to 5% glucose concentrations in urine. In a survey carried out at 12 diabetes centers in Europe, the new test strip was tested in laboratory trials and routine self-monitoring. There was good agreement between the test strip and the quantitative glucose determination on 4105 urine samples in the laboratory trials. A total of 185 patients used Diabur-Test 5000 for self-monitoring; nearly all reported favorably on the new test strip. Both the laboratory tests (on 1677 urine samples) and self-monitoring (on 4309 urine samples) showed Diabur-Test 5000 to be more sensitive compared with other rapid diagnostic tests. The new test strip is highly suitable for the determination of urinary glucose, particularly in routine self-monitoring.