Freestyle Lite Review
For many diabetic patients, one of the most essential aspects to control blood sugar levels involves the use of a solid glucometer. Before deciding which one is best for you, it is important to consider the pros and cons of each device. In this article, we will be going over a Freestyle Lite review, from start to finish. Some of the most important elements to consider when buying a glucometer include accuracy, ease, and affordability. We tested and reviewed some of the best glucometers in the market this year, including the Freestyle Lite and Freedom Freedom Lite glucometers and after a thorough analysis of each one, we will be going through a breakdown of each glucometer.
The Freestyle Lite glucometer is a great choice for many people. Some of the best elements of this meter are its price point, sample size, accuracy, and analysis. The Freedom Lite, unlike its competitors, is slightly larger and has a backlit display. There are some useful features such as an easy-to-see display board, glucose level averages, and a USB data port to export data. They have a CoPilot Health Management Desktop Software.
The Freestyle Lite test strips have a sample size of .3 microliters of blood. One of the distinct features is that the Freestyle Lite allows you to get a large sample size within 60 seconds of the first try. There is a Clarke Error Grid which displays the overall accuracy of the meter in comparison to lab tests.
|Automatic Shutoff||Two Minutes after last user action||Two Minutes after last user action|
|Display||B/W LCD||B/W LCD|
|Battery Life||500 Test||1000 Test|
|Calibration||Plasma Equivalent||Plasma Equivalent|
|Hematocrit Range||15% to 65%||15% to 65%|
|Meter Storage Temp||-4° to 140° F (-20°to 60° C)||-4° to 140° F (-20°to 60° C)|
|Memory||400 Blood Glucose and Control with date and time||400 Blood Glucose and Control with date and time|
|Operating Relative Humidity||5% to 90% (non-condensing)||5% to 90% (non-condensing)|
|Operating Temperature||40° to 104°F (4° to 40° C)||40° to 104°F (4° to 40° C)|
|Power Source||One #2032 3 volt Lithium – Replaceable||One #2032 3 volt Lithium – Replaceable|
|Resulting Range||20 to 500 mg/dL||20 to 500 mg/dL|
|Sample||Fresh capillary and venous whole blood||Fresh capillary and venous whole blood|
|Sample Size||.3 microliter (300 nanoliters)||.3 microliter (300 nanoliters)|
|Size||1.57″ W x 2.9″ L x .65″ D||2″ W x3.3″ L x .63″ D|
|Weight||1.0 to 1.1 ounces (28.3 to 31.2 g)||1.4 to 1.6 ounces (39.7 to 45.4 g)|
How Do You Know which Glucometer Is Best For You? (FAQ Section)
There are many factors that go into deciding which glucometer works best for you. Here’s a brief overview:
What Does Your Insurance Cover?
Some insurance companies have a list of pre-approved meters it approved. Additionally, some insurance companies also cover the cost of testing strips and other supplies.
What is the Meter’s Cost?
As you might know, some glucometers can be quite expensive. Therefore, it is essential that you weigh all your options, taking into consideration the cost aspect before making a decision. If the meter you buy exceeds your insurance company’s coverage, you’ll have to pay the difference.
How Long Does a Reading Take?
Some meters take quite long for results. Therefore, if you want quicker results, there are many great options for you to choose from. When testing several times a day, the time it may take to receive a reading may add up. Therefore, be sure to keep this in mind.
Is the Meter Easy to Maintain?
The next aspect is whether or not the glucometer is easy to maintain. Some glucometers require high maintenance: if it takes too long to clean, harder to use, messy. We recommend meters that aren’t high maintenance and that are easy to use.
Can the Device Store Your Readings?
When choosing a glucometer, you must also be sure to consider how much data the memory can store. However, if you don’t really care much about having all data stored, then you can manually store each result somewhere, perhaps in a data log or on your computer.
What Are the Special Features?
Some people require glucometers that accommodate their problems such as impaired vision or having personal preferences, so there are many glucometers that include special features such as:
- Backlit screens
- Memory Storage
- App Connection
What Can Affect Reading Accuracy?
- User Technique
- Testing Site
- Incompatible Testing Strips
- Change in Meter
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