Abbott just received FDA clearance to begin marketing FreeStyle Freedom — their new, improved blood sugar tester:
FreeStyle Freedom offers virtually pain-free testing because it measures glucose levels using a very small blood sample size (0.3 micro liter), the smallest sample size required of any blood glucose monitoring product on the market. FreeStyle Freedom provides results in just five seconds and features a large, high contrast display, making it easy to read, and easy to hold. The new meter also allows people with diabetes to test on less sensitive parts of the body such as the forearm, thigh and palm…
FreeStyle Freedom uses a technology exclusive to all FreeStyle meters based on coulometric measurement. This unique, patented, electrochemical technology measures virtually all of the available glucose in the blood sample, making it ideal for measuring a small sample size.
While we are very excited about revolutionary new ways of diabetes testing and insulin administration, it’s nice to see good old fingersticks are still being refined.
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