Abbott launches FreeStyle Lite blood glucose monitoring system
27 April 2007
Alameda, Calif., USA. Abbott Diabetes Care has launched
its FreeStyle Lite blood glucose monitoring system that allows people with
diabetes to test quickly and more easily.
The new system has an innovative
automatic calibration feature that eliminates the manual coding step usually
required by most blood glucose meters before starting a new vial of test
The system provides rapid, accurate blood glucose results in an average
of just five seconds and offers virtually pain-free testing due to the very
small blood sample size (0.3 microliter) required, a drop about the size of
a pin head. The meter is small in size, yet has a large, high contrast
display and a backlight for easy, on-the-go testing. Similar to other meters
in Abbott's FreeStyle line, the FreeStyle Lite system allows people with
diabetes to test on alternate parts of the body such as the forearm, thigh
and palm, instead of having to use sensitive finger tips.
Abbott's newest blood glucose meter, exemplifies Abbott's innovative
approach to blood glucose testing and our commitment to making
diabetes-related technology easier to use for people with diabetes," said
Chip Hance, senior vice president, Diabetes Care Operations, Abbott.
FreeStyle Lite blood glucose monitoring system will be available in the
United States beginning in May 2007.