Freestyle Insulinx Glucometer


Freestyle Insulinx Glucometer

A group for people interested in learning more about the new Freestyle Insulinx Glucometer. This new glucometer not only reads your blood sugar, it also helps calculate your next mealtime insulin dose!

Members: 31
Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2014

For US Members

Although the Insulinx meter has been approved for sale in the United States it's features have been limited by the FDA. The current version sold in the US does not have the Bolus Calculator feature. Please consider this if you are planning to purchase

Diabetes Forum

Attention! Canadians in Ontario will be getting less test strips per month, starting in August!

Started by Emmy Jul 20, 2013. 0 Replies

If you're a diabetic living in the province of Ontario, Canada, you will get a reduced number of test strips, starting this August. Read this blog post for more information and links…Continue

Tags: Association, Diabetes, insulin, oral, Canada

Thanks so much

Started by dishers Apr 21, 2013. 0 Replies

Thank you so much for letting us know about the update, I have no issues with my meter but could not plug it into my mac using mountain lion. with the new update I am able to do this. wooo hooooo…Continue

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Comment by Emmy on January 15, 2014 at 2:48pm

Hi BearBird85, welcome

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on August 8, 2013 at 7:34pm

Welcome to the group Michael Weston

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on July 29, 2013 at 7:24pm

Welcome KrabbyKelly. It is a shame the the U.S. version won't calculate a bolus. I glad you like it anyway.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on July 12, 2013 at 1:13pm

Welcome to the group George Davis.

Comment by dishers on June 5, 2013 at 3:55am

I agree Emmy but adjustments may be needed after the inital setup and some people live far from there diabetic team, with all the tools out there, we should be intrusted with us doing it ourselves. I to agree the screen is horrible.

Comment by Emmy on June 4, 2013 at 7:25pm

Because this meter is recommending insulin dosages (in Canada anyway), it has to be set up by a nurse or doctor. If its not giving you the dose recommendation, then it shouldn't need that, but they are probably all made the same way. Who knows?

I too would like a colour back lit display, its too hard to read it, and that is my main complaint about it.

Comment by dishers on June 4, 2013 at 4:49am
I find it weird that they even have a password on the meter. The ppl around here had not even seen it and so they would not set it up. Let alone have the password. I know it can be dangerous but if they leave us with administering our own insulin I don't think a little machine will harm us. Just gives us one less step to do. Control issues I guess. Lol
Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on June 3, 2013 at 5:37pm

LOL Uptowngirl, Darn you went and gave away the secret. Who has ever heard of this internet anyway.

Comment by uptowngirl on June 3, 2013 at 10:46am

I just received my Insulinx replacement, received 2 actually when I sent back only one unit, so I phoned Abbott about what to do with the 2nd (keep it as a backup) but I really threw her for a loop when I asked if the programming code was the same. She didn't know & asked how I knew, I replied that I got it off the internet, she was totally surprised that it was on there. (I don't know why, isn't just about everything online these days?) She goes on about how the doctor or pharmacist is supposed to programme them, yeah right like they actually would take the time & what do they know about my T1 or anybody else's anyway. Anyway got my chuckle for the day dealing with her, probably all over thei office by now.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on May 23, 2013 at 5:45pm

Welcome to the group Nel71 If you have any questions please ask.


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