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Abbott's FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitor With Insulin Calculator

FreeStyle InsuLinx is the first touch screen monitor that logs insulin doses and blood glucose results with just a few simple taps. It's possible to view 3 logged entries at a time. The large screen is easy to read.

Model Features
Freestyle Insulinx 


  • 0.3 µL blood sample.
  • Memory up to 165 days based on an average of 3 tests and 3 insulin logs.
  • Alternative site testing.
  • No coding.
  • Log insulin doses with a few simple taps.
  • Mark pre- and post-meal blood glucose results.
  • Large touch screen is easy to read, easy to use.
  • See logged entries 3 at a time
  • Instantly generate easy to read, informative trend reports.
  • No special software download needed.

Abbott's FreeStyle InsuLinx Overview

For patients who use insulin, diabetes managing often involves challenging calculations in order to determine an appropriate mealtime insulin dose. Diabetics often have trouble with the calculations required for insulin dose adjustment, resulting in dose calculation errors.

The FreeStyle InsuLinx System bolus calculator feature is designed to help diabetics to determine an accurately calculated suggested dose of insulin that can help maintain appropriate blood glucose levels, as recommended by a doctor.

Best product 2012 The FreeStyle InsuLinx blood glucose monitor from Abbott borrows from insulin pump technology to include a mealtime insulin calculator for suggested bolus insulin injection doses. This new system is created to make the task of dose calculation easier, which is important for diabetics and their doctors.
FreeStyle InsuLinx is a touchscreen, user friendly monitor which can show how insulin levels work via predicting dosage in terms of the insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio.

As well including a bolus calculator, the InsuLinx blood glucose monitor also has:

  • An automated logbook.
  • Personalization preferences such as the ability to connect it via a USB to your computer so it can be personalized with a photo of your choice.
  • The FreeStyle InsuLinx easily guides with weekly messages and pre- and post-meal markers, which is useful if patient is new to diabetes.
  • The FreeStyle InsuLinx comes with built-in FreeStyle Auto-Assist software, which is compatible with both PC and Mac to help you manage your reminders, reports and messages.

InsuLinx has a butterfly style sensor that slots in at the bottom and contains the blood channel. Results are instant and the InsuLinx asks questions in order to help calculate your suggested dose.

FreeStyle InsuLinx summary
Dimensions 95 x 60 x 15 mm
Weight 65.6 g
Battery 3V Lithium (3) CR2032,
two of which are replaceble
Life: 3000 tests
Test strips FreeStyle InsuLinx
Manual Download FreeStyle InsuLinx manual
Previous model no
Replacement products FreeStyle test strips
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Medicare coverage YES, Part B
Available for Free? YES.
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Synonyms FreeStyle Papillon Insulinx

The FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitor System is compatible with the FreeStyle Lite test strips with ZipWik tabs which are designed to offer easier blood application, resulting in a better blood glucose testing experience for diabetes patients. In France, the FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System is marketed as the FreeStyle Papillon InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System. So it's compatible with FreeStyle Papillon Easy blood glucose monitoring test strips with ZipWik tabs.

Bolus calculator function may be locked in the USA versions of FreeStyle InsuLinx glucometer.
Enter the code CAA1C to unlock.

Attention to USA customers!
April 15, 2013

Abbott has initiated a recall of FreeStyle InsuLinx glucometers in the USA.

The reason:
Incorrect Test Results At Extremely High Blood Glucose Levels

If you are using the FreeStyle InsuLinx glucometer, you should immediately take one of the following actions to address this issue with your meter:

1. Update a software at
The update will allow to maintain settings and historical data on your meter.


2. Contact Abbott Diabetes Care Customer Service at 1-866-723-2697 to expedite return and replacement of your FreeStyle InsuLinx glucometer. Replacements are available at no charge.
Abbott will send a meter to you immediately upon request.