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Budget-friendly Touch Screen Glucometer Gets FDA Approval, Costs Just $25

by Julia Samuel on April 21, 2015 at 5:04 PM
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Budget-friendly Touch Screen Glucometer Gets FDA Approval, Costs Just $25

Abbott has planned to release its budget-conscious FreeStyle Precision Neo blood glucometer having received FDA clearance. The device can be purchased without a prescription and costs around $25 for the unit and about $15 for 25 test strips.

The Freestyle Precision Neo comes with some high-end features though it is a cheap glucometer. A touch screen E-Ink display (think Kindle), an internal memory that stores up to 1,000 readings, and a quick five-second-test time makes the glucometer standout among others. Also, the test strips don't require coding, so the glucometer is effectively ready to go straight out of the box.

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Glucometer is the most useful device for self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG). A chemical is present on the test strip, which produces a colour on contact with glucose. The meter measures this color intensity and the level of glucose present is expressed in mg/dl.

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