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Freedom®

FreeStyle Freedom®

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Sample Size (µL) 0.3
Test Sites 7 sites- base of thumb, calf, fingertips, forearm, hand, thigh or upper arm
Meter Size (dimensions) 2 x 3.3 x 0.63 inches
Test Time (seconds) 5
Coding Required? Yes: manually via monitor buttons
 
ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Small blood sample (0.3 microliters). Offers various testing sites. Lage display. Strip insertion turns monitor on. Sample is pulled into the strip by capillary action. More blood can be added using the same target area on strip for up to 1 minute. 250-test memory with date and time. 14-day average. Data can be downloaded to a PC or managed with Precision Link 2.6 data management system.

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Saturday, Mar 14 2009 13:41 EST by jessbaby My Rating:
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It's pretty basic, large readout, fairly easy to use, cost of test strips is pretty comparable to everything else and seems to be covered by most insurances.

Saturday, Mar 07 2009 19:34 EST by 2review My Rating:
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I used this meter before I moved to the FreeStyle Flash. The advantage of the Flash is that it's more compact, which is a plus, but otherwise, they're equally accurate, which is the most important thing to me. I've tried many meters, and the FreeStyles are the most accurate. When I do mutliple tests on the same sample, or tests one right after the other, the FreeStyle gives nearly identical readings. I have not found that to be true for any other meter, at least not nearly as consistently as with the FS. Also, FS meters are quick, easy, and use very little blood. While I'd prefer to use a meter that's compatible with my insulin pump, I won't give up the accuracy of the FreeStyle.

Thursday, Mar 05 2009 13:37 EST by Aimeylux My Rating:
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The FreeStyle Freedom is a good solid machine, however for me personally - it's a little bulky. It also doesn't include a light-up screen or light-up strip port, so it makes it difficult (if not impossible) to test discretely or in dimly lighted locations. However, compared to other brands it is great that it requires VERY little blood and delivers accurate results extrememly fast! I would recommend this glucose meter to anyone looking for a quick, effective meter with a larger display. For me, it's a great back-up meter to leave at work, at school or in my car for emergencies!

Thursday, Feb 26 2009 10:18 EST by My Rating:
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This was a decent machine I have since moved on from. I have had type II diabetes for years and have tried many different machines. This particular monitor requires coding, which isn't too difficult, but there are plenty of machines out there that don't. The other thing I did like about this is that it can link up with your computer and display readings over time which is useful tot rack data. The machine doesn't require a large sample for a reading and has a nice big display. The down side is that it isn't the most intuitive or easiest machine I have ever used. Overall this is a good, solid, blood sugar monitor even though there are easier machines to use.

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