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FAQs

Which sites on my body can I use to test my blood glucose levels?expand

You can use your finger, forearm, upper arm, hand, thigh or calf. We recommend that you test on your finger when using the insulin calculator.

How do I identify trends and patterns in my blood glucose levels?expand

1. Install the Auto-Assist 2.0 software on your computer (available for Windows or MacOSX users). 2. Plug in your FreeStyle InsuLinx meter into the USB port. 3. You or your physician can then view and interpret simple charts and tables based on your readings.

Can I view my blood glucose chart right on my FreeStyle InsuLinx monitor screen?expand

Yes. The touch screen of your FreeStyle InsuLinx can show your results from the past 14 days. For further trend analysis, use the Auto-Assist 2.0 software on your computer (available for Windows or MacOSX users).

How do my blood glucose readings relate to A1C?expand

Ask your doctor about a blood glucose conversion chart (not included on the FreeStyle InsuLinx meter).

How much blood is required for each test? expand

The FreeStyle InsuLinx meter only requires 0.3 µL of blood.

What is the glucose result range of the FreeStyle InsuLinx meter?expand

The glucose range of the FreeStyle InsuLinx meter is 1.1-27.8 mmol/L.

How many days of glucose readings can my FreeStyle InsuLinx store in its memory?expand

Up to 165 days based on an average of 3 tests and 3 insulin logs per day.

How long is the battery life?expand

FreeStyle InsuLinx can do up to 3000 tests on one battery.

Why do I need to find a pharmacy to use my FreeStyle InsuLinx?expand

In order to benefit from the insulin dosage advice feature of the FreeStyle InsuLinx meter, certified health care professionals (pharmacist, registered nurse, etc.) will need to enable the mealtime insulin calculator function (all other functions work right out of the box).

Can I set up the mealtime insulin calculator function myself?expand

No. Your FreeStyle InsuLinx needs to be set up by a trained health care professional to activate the bolus calculator for calculating insulin dosages.

Do I need to keep a logbook of my blood glucose measurements?expand

No. FreeStyle InsuLinx features an automated logbook.

What test strips should I use?expand

The FreeStyle InsuLinx meter is compatible with FreeStyle Lite blood glucose test strips with ZipWik Tabs.

Which software do I need to install on my computer?expand

FreeStyle Auto-Assist 2.0. The latest version of our simple software helps you and your physician better understand what's happening with your blood glucose levels over time.

What if I have more questions about my meter?expand

Download the FreeStyle InsuLinx owner's manual for important information about your blood glucose monitoring system.