If you have news or questions, or details about the new Insulinx glucometer from Abbott Labs which tells you how much mealtime insulin to use, please post it here!
I would love to have one of these meters because calculating insulin can be a real headache when you're running low or high, or there's a lot going on in your environment. Abbott's Canadian website has NO information about it yet.
Things I'd like to know: does it use the same test strips as their other Freestyle meters, or do I have to buy all new test strips?
Well, I just found out from a PDF press release that it does use the latest version of Freestyle Lite test strips, the ones with the QikZip feature (they have the little butterfly on them)
The FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System is compatible with the
FreeStyle Lite blood glucose test strips with ZipWik tabs,7 which are designed to
offer easier blood application, resulting in a better blood glucose testing
experience for people living with diabetes.
So that's good news!
You can read the PDF here http://www.freestyleinsulinxmediakit.com/documents/pdf/ABT-ADC_FSI_...
How hard is it to get one?
Is there a lot of paperwork, or do I just need a training session with my Diabetes Nurse Educator?
Do I need a prescription from my doctor or endo?
Will there be a long waiting list?
Will it be free with the purchase of 100 test strips, as with previous meters?
I did find this video
and this one, whic is supposed to lead to an information page, but doesn't!
and here's a brief article http://medgadget.com/2011/05/abbott_freestyle_insulinx_blood_glucos...
However, I can find nothing more from Abbott Labs Canada!
Has anyone else found out more?
To answer this question for Canadian's, you can get this meter free either from the pharmacy, diabetes educator or from the internet. However there is a password on it to protect pppl from using it wrong, if you get it from the pharmacy you would need to ask someone either who has the password or your diabetes educator to set it up for you.
the states does not have the same meter, the calculator has been removed so it is just a regular meter. the meter uses the butterfly quick tip strips. hope this helps.