FAQs


What are the additional features of the FreeStyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System?

Additional features:

  • FreeStyle test strips kept in dessicant coated cannister to help keep cool and free of moisture.
  • Starts test only when enough blood has been applied to minimise result errors and reduce strip wastage.
  • Dual fill test strips for left or right handed sample application.
  • A second drop of blood can be applied within 60 seconds if initial drop size is too small, to reduce strip wastage.
  • Small blood sample required – 0.3 microlitres.
  • Test time average 5 seconds for quick results.
  • Large, easy to read display
  • 4 reminder alarms
  • Displayed averages of 7, 14 and 30 days.
  • Large memory of 400 results.
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How do you use the FreeStyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System?

How to use: Use only with FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose test strips.

(1) Wash hands with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
(2) Insert test strip into meter.
(3) A flashing test strip and flashing drop of blood will appear on the screen.
(4) Lance your finger and apply a small drop of blood to the left or right side of your test strip.
(5) The meter will beep once when enough blood has been applied and a countdown will begin.
(6) The meter will beep twice and a result will appear with the time and date on the bottom of the screen.

For more information on how to use your FreeStyle Freedom Lite please refer to the FreeStyle Freedom Lite User’s Manual or contact Abbott Diabetes Care Customer Service on free call 1800 801 478.

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What accessories are available for the FreeStyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System?

Accessories:

  • FreeStyle Lancing Device
  • Thin Lancets
  • Carrying Case / Meter Wallet
  • User’s Manual
  • FreeStyle Control Solution
  • Logbook
  • AST (Alternate Site Testing) Clear Cap*

*AST Cap is used to test on areas other than your fingertip. If you suspect your blood glucose result is low, test using your fingertip.

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What are the additional features of the FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System?

Additional features:

• FreeStyle test strips kept in dessicant coated cannister to help keep cool and free of moisture.
• Starts test only when enough blood has been applied to minimise result errors and reduce strip wastage.
• Dual fill test strips for left or right handed sample application.
• A second drop of blood can be applied within 60 seconds if initial drop size is too small, to reduce strip wastage.
• AST (Alternate Site Testing) to test on areas other than your fingertip*
• Small blood sample required – 0.3 microlitres.
• Test time average 5 seconds for quick results.
• Large, easy to read display
• 4 reminder alarms
• Displayed averages of 7, 14 and 30 days.
• Large memory of 400 results.

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How do you use the FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System?

How to use: Use only with FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose test strips.

(1) Wash hands with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
(2) Insert test strip into meter.
(3) A flashing test strip and flashing drop of blood will appear on the screen.
(4) Lance your finger and apply a small drop of blood to the left or right side of your test strip.
(5) The meter will beep once when enough blood has been applied and a countdown will begin.
(6) The meter will beep twice and a result will appear with the time and date on the bottom of the screen.

For more information on how to use your FreeStyle Freedom Lite please refer to the FreeStyle Freedom Lite User’s Manual or contact Abbott Diabetes Care Customer Service on free call 1800 801 478.

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What accessories are available for the FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System?

  • Accessories:
  • FreeStyle Lancing Device
  • Thin Lancets
  • Carrying Case / Meter Wallet
  • User’s Manual
  • FreeStyle Control Solution
  • Logbook
  • AST (Alternate Site Testing) Clear Cap*

*AST Cap is used to test on areas other than your fingertip. If you suspect your blood glucose result is low, test using your fingertip.

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What accessories are available for the FreeStyle Optium blood glucose meter?

Accessories available:

  • Easy Touch Lancing Device
  • AST Cap*
  • Thin Lancets
  • Carrying Case / Meter Wallet
  • User’s Manual
  • Logbook
  • Optium Glucose & Ketone Control Solution

*AST Cap is used to test on areas other than your fingertip. If your blood glucose result is low, test using your fingertip.

For more information contact Customer Service on 1800 801 478.

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How do I use the FreeStyle Optium blood glucose meter?

How to Use: Use only with FreeStyle Optium Blood Glucose test strips and FreeStyle Optium Blood ß-Ketone test strips.

(1) Wash hands with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
(2) Insert test strip into meter.
(3) A test strip and flashing drop of blood will appear on the screen.
(4) Lance your finger and apply a small drop of blood to the end of your test strip.
(5) The meter will beep once when enough blood has been applied and a countdown will begin.
(6) A result will appear with the time and date on the bottom of the screen.
(7) You can scroll with the left or right arrow keys to see all your test results.

For more information on how to use your FreeStyle Optium meter please refer to the FreeStyle Optium User’s Manual or contact Customer Service on 1800 801 478.

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What additional features does the FreeStyle Optium Blood Glucose meter have?

  • Foil wrapped strips protect from air and moisture and convenient to store and carry.**
  • Starts test only when enough blood has been applied to minimise result errors and reduce strip wastage.
  • No interference with non-glucose sugars to help minimise result errors^
  • Top fill or end fill test strips for easy sample application and visual confirmation.
  • A second drop of blood can be applied within 5 seconds if initial drop size is too small, to reduce strip astage.
  • Ability to test for both blood glucose and blood ketones and assist in sick day management.
  • AST (Alternate Site Testing) to test on areas other than your fingertip*
  • Small blood sample required – 0.6 microlitres.
  • Test time 5 seconds for quick results.
  • Backlight to assist in low light testing.
  • Large screen for clear and easy to read results.
  • Icon driven menu makes it easy to view results with scrolling options.
  • Displayed averages of 7, 14 and 30 days.
  • Large memory of 450 results.

For more information contact Customer Service on 1800 801 478.
^Schleis,TG,Interference of Maltose, Icodextrin, Galactose or Xylose with some blood glucose monitoring systems, Pharmacotherapy 2007;27(9) 1313-1321. * If your blood glucose levels are low, test using your fingertip.
** Richard J Melker, Test Strips for Blood Glucose Monitors are Not Always Accurate, Diabetes Care, Vol 26, No 11, Nov 2003.

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