Abbott FreeStyle Freedom Lite

Device Name:FreeStyle Freedom Lite
Manufacturer:Abbott Diabetes Care Inc., 1360 South Loop Road, Alameda, CA 94502, UNITED STATES.
Measuring functions:Blood glucose
Primary Client Use:Intended for self-measurement and home use
Measurement Site:Finger
Measurement Occurrence:Single measurements only
Availability:Available Currently
Assessment:

The technology used in the Abbott FreeStyle Freedom Lite, to measure blood glucose, is among the best rated for accuracy by Medaval Ltd. It has passed in five clinical validation studies, between general and specific populations, according to recognised standard protocols, as published in peer-reviewed publications.

Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
Medaval★★★ RecommendationRecent clinical validation; recent protocol; multiple clinical validations
TÜV Rheinland NederlandGeneral useUnpublished internal data.
 
Consumer BodyVersionQuartileComment
Consumer Reports (US)2019A 
Choice Australia2019A 
Amazon Best Sellers2019A (4.0 / 5) 

Validation Publications

Tack C, Pohlmeier H, Behnke T, Schmid V, Grenningloh M, Forst T, Pfützner A. Accuracy evaluation of five blood glucose monitoring systems obtained from the pharmacy: a European multicenter study with 453 subjects. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2012 Apr;14(4):330-7. Epub: 2011 Dec 16. doi: 10.1089/dia.2011.0170. PMID: 22176154.

15197:2003 - Pass General population

15197:2013 - Pass General population

Freckmann G, Schmid C, Baumstark A, Pleus S, Link M, Haug C. System accuracy evaluation of 43 blood glucose monitoring systems for self-monitoring of blood glucose according to DIN EN ISO 15197. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012 Sep 1;6(5):1060-75. PMID: 23063032. Available from: PMC3570840.

15197:2003 - Pass General population

15197:2013 - Pass General population

Pfützner A, Mitri M, Musholt PB, Sachsenheimer D, Borchert M, Yap A, Forst T. Clinical assessment of the accuracy of blood glucose measurement devices. Curr Med Res Opin. 2012 Apr;28(4):525-31. Epub: 2012 Mar 21. doi: 10.1185/03007995.2012.673479. PMID: 22435798.

15197:2003 - Pass General population

Pfützner A, Schipper C, Ramljak S, Flacke F, Sieber J, Forst T, Musholt PB. Evaluation of the effects of insufficient blood volume samples on the performance of blood glucose self-test meters. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2013 Nov 1;7(6):1522-9. doi: 10.1177/193229681300700612. PMID: 24351178. Available from: PMC3876330.

15197:2003 - Fail Using insufficient blood samples (n=31)

Halldorsdottir S, Warchal-Windham ME, Wallace JF, Pardo S, Parkes JL, Simmons DA. Accuracy evaluation of five blood glucose monitoring systems: the North American comparator trial. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2013 Sep 1;7(5):1294-304. doi: 10.1177/193229681300700520. PMID: 24124957. Available from: PMC3876374.

Ad Hoc protocol General population

Pfützner A, Hengesbach C, Demircik F, Schipper C, Forst T, Musholt PB. Performance of blood glucose meters in compliance with current and future clinical ISO15197 accuracy criteria. Curr Med Res Opin. 2014 Feb;30(2):185-90. Epub: 2013 Nov 6. doi: 10.1185/03007995.2013.858617. PMID: 24156775.

15197:2003 - Pass General population

15197:2013 - Pass General population

Jendrike N, Baumstark A, Pleus S, Liebing C, Kamecke U, Haug C, Freckmann G. Accuracy of five systems for self-monitoring of blood glucose in the hands of adult lay-users and professionals applying ISO 15197:2013 accuracy criteria and potential insulin dosing errors. Curr Med Res Opin. Epub: 2018 Jul 19:1-11 p. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2018.1491832. PMID: 29927663.

15197:2013 - Pass General population

Relevant Publications

Musholt PB, Schipper C, Thomé N, Ramljak S, Schmidt M, Forst T, Pfützner A. Dynamic electrochemistry corrects for hematocrit interference on blood glucose determinations with patient self-measurement devices. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Sep 1;5(5):1167-75. doi: 10.1177/193229681100500520. PMID: 22027312. Available from: PMC3208875.

Performance with haematocrit variation unstable.

Fournier PA. Analysis of "Accuracy evaluation of five blood glucose monitoring systems: the North American comparator trial". J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2013 Sep 1;7(5):1305-7. doi: 10.1177/193229681300700521. PMID: 24124958. Available from: PMC3876375.

The publication is a letter or correspondence in which the Abbott FreeStyle Freedom Lite is referenced.

Demircik F, Ramljak S, Hermanns I, Pfützner A, Pfützner A. Evaluation of Hematocrit Interference With MyStar Extra and Seven Competitive Devices J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2015 Mar;9(2):262-267. Epub: 2014 Dec 30. doi: 10.1177/1932296814565790. PMID: 25549636. Available from: PMC4604595.

Good accuracy but potential haematocrit influence.