Product Review: FreeStyle Freedom Blood Glucose Monitoring System

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Product Review FreeStyle Freedom Blood Glucose Monitoring System

FreeStyle Freedom Blood Glucose Monitoring System:

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

The Freestyle Freedom blood glucose monitoring system includes everything you need to get started checking your blood glucose levels, blood glucose tester, 3 lancets and the lancet device, 10 test strips, logbook, instruction book, warranty card, battery, and a carrying case.

The blood glucose meter is small and compact. The size and shape of the meter fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Programming the Freedom blood glucose meter was a simple task. The step-by-step instructions with the kit were easy and to read and understand so set up was a breeze.

FreeStyle Freedom Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Features of FreeStyle Freedom Blood Glucose Monitoring System:

A very nice feature of the Freestyle Freedom blood glucose monitoring system is that you do not have to code the system. The readout is in large print and easy to see. The Freedom blood glucose monitoring system requires the smallest amount of blood, only .03 microliter, which is equal to about the size of a pinhead.

You have a full minute after inserting the strip to apply the blood, when there is enough blood in the strip you will hear a beep. The results are displayed in 5 seconds. I have found the Freestyle Freedom blood glucose monitoring system meter to be both fast and accurate in test results.

How to test using the FreeStyle Freedom Blood Glucose Monitoring System?

Remembering when to test is no problem with the Freestyle Freedom blood glucose monitoring system, there are 4 built-in alarms that can be set to remind you it is time to check your blood glucose levels. This meter also can hold in its memory the results of your last 250 blood glucose tests, which includes the date and time you tested. It will give you a 14-day average of your blood glucose levels.

The price varies widely depending on where you purchase your Freestyle Freedom blood glucose monitoring system. At your local department store, the price may be up to $75.00. I have found it available on the Internet at a much cheaper price. In most cases, your insurance will cover part or all of the costs.

The test strips for the Freedom blood glucose monitoring system are readily available at most department and drug stores. They run from about $55.00 for 50 strips to $99.00 for 100 strips. I have found these cheaper to also order online.

The feature I like the best about the Freedom blood glucose monitoring system is the ability to download the blood glucose test results to your computer. This makes tracking easier than ever before.

The cable needed does not come with the Freedom blood glucose monitoring system; this can be purchased for an additional $25.00 – $30.00. You will also need the Precision Link Data Management software, this runs about $15.00.

FreeStyle Freedom Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Overall I have found the Freestyle Freedom blood glucose monitoring system to be as it is advertised, compact, easy to use, fast and accurate.

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