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Freedom®  Lite

FreeStyle Freedom® Lite

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Manufacturer Abbott
Brand FreeStyle
Product Name Freedom® Lite
Sample Size (µL) 0.3
Test Sites 6 sites- 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? No: no coding required

Altitude (up to) 10,000 feet
Auto Shut Off 2 minutes after last user action
Averaging (days) 7, 14, 30
Battery (1) CR2032 3-volt lithium
Blood Type fresh capillary whole blood
Control Solution Shelf-life 3 months after opening
Download Capacities yes
Hematocrit Range 15 - 65%
Humidity Range 5 - 90% (non-condensing)
Memory (# of tests) 400
Memory Can Be Cleared no
Methodology coulometric electrochemical sensor
Phone Number 1-888-522-5226
Reference N/A
Short Fill Detection no
Show Date and Time yes
Strip Ejection no
Strip Expected Life see expiration date
System Operating Conditions 40°F - 104°F
Test Range (mg/dL) 20 - 500
Test Strips Used* FreeStyle Lite
Tests Per Battery 1000
Warranty lifetime
Website abbottdiabetescare.com
Weight 1.5 ounces including battery

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Wednesday, Mar 04 2009 21:36 EST by jenn088 My Rating:
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This was yet another good meter that I have tried. It only requires a very small blood sample, and you can also test in alternate sites. Plus, you get instant results, about five seconds or so, and no coding is necessary. The setup is also very simple, the numbers are easy to read, and you feel no pain from the lancing device. The only small con is that the meter is so smooth that it can feel like it is going to fall out of your hand, but that was the only issue I had with it. Overall, it is a good buy.

Thursday, Jan 15 2009 07:00 EST by My Rating:
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The FreeStyle Lite is a great little machine for a couple of reasons. The first is that blood can be drawn from more than one site so I wasn't constantly pricking the same couple of fingers which got painful after a while. The other thing I loved about this is that there were no codes required. I hated a different machine I had because I was always losing the coding instructions. The last reason I would recommend using this machine is that it only needs a really small blood sample. The days of milking and massaging a finger to get a huge drop of blood are over.

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