Freestyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System
- NO CODING REQUIRED for convenient testing
- Small Sample Size of only 0.3 microliter
- Fast, 5-second average test time
- Very small meter size for testing on the go
- Stores up to 400 results with date and time
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Also, the lancets for it are very thin and really don't hurt much at all, particularly if you use alternate site testing. The lancing device is very small and discrete, unlike the usual pen-shaped lancing devices.
The included case is compact and has room for a good supply of lancets, a bottle of test trips, the lancing device, the control solution and the meter, of course, so it is very good for taking with you to the office, travel and so on.
The meter itself is very solid and is well built, so I don't expect to have any problems with it any time soon. If I had to buy a meter, this would definitely be it.
While I'm at writing, the whole issue of the lancet device was difficult too.Read more ›
When you hold the test strip to the blood, it beeps to tell you it has enough and this has kept me from having to relance multiple times like I did with the Accu-Chek Compact. See my review of that one. ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus Meter Kit
I have arthritis in my hands and the Accu-Chek is hard to hold and hard to use. Opening the vial of Accu-Chek test strips is nearly impossible. In contrast, the Freestyle Lite strips are a breeze to open and use.
This requires very little blood. Test results are very fast.
The carrying case is small: 4.5" by 3.5" by 1.75". I tuck a pencil into the outside pocket. My log is in the inside pocket.
Conclusion: I don't dread testing any more.
The chances you get an inaccurate unit are HIGH, and there is a lot of variation between units. What percentage of a particular blood glucose meter made are accurate? (See photo for the actual data from the referenced journal.)
A Sep 2012 Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology article evaluated most of the common home monitors in preparation for trying to update the standard of measurement from 20% error to 15% error acceptable for these units. (Right now your glucose could be 200 and you can get a reading of 240 as accurate.) You are going to poke yourself and draw blood. You want that reading to be accurate, right? OK - so when you look at how many of the units tested (out of a large sample) were accurate to within 5% of the actual blood glucose level - the percent of machines that were accurate might be a useful bit of information before you buy? Think of this as "If I buy this machine, what's my chance of getting one that is accurate?" This unit hit 86%. That's your chance of getting a good glucose meter with this manufacturer and model. (The best performers hit 90% of machines were accurate to within 5%).
It is real easy to read with the back light, quick, and has a great memory for past reading when I forget to write them down, or forget my pen at work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
BUYER BEWARE! This is advertised as a Blood Glucose Monitoring SYSTEM. In order for it to be a system it would have to include more than just the meter. Read morePublished 1 month ago by EHB
Easy to use, and fairly consistent results (assuming that they are correct). I bought this to make comparisons with my Relion meter, which a lot of people have reported to skew... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Director of Financial Affairs
Very small, and easy to use. Highly recommend to anyone who needs to monitor their blood glucose.Published 2 months ago by ToilsomeElf
Consumer reports rated this like number one or two out of all glucometers tested. its very affordable and one of the most accurate. a must buy for diabetics like my dad.Published 2 months ago by 24/7 Gamer
Seems to work as presented but have had issues with the test reading strips so not sure where the problem lies.Published 2 months ago by Mr.Ocho