FreeStyle® is a popular brandname of Abbott's glucometers, lite and small. The first in this line was FreeStyle, which is out of production and replaced by newer models. Exclusive feature of the Abbott FreeStyle family is Virtually-No-Pain because of the very small blood sample. Below is a list of modern glucose meter models that present on the USA market today.
In fact there are 3 models - Abbott Freestyle Freedom, Abbott Freestyle Lite and Insulinx. The Lite and Freedom use the same strip. The Freedom glucometer is the most popular.
Abbott Diabetes Care focuses on the design, development, and manufacture of products for diabetics. Abbott has created a number of leading-edge blood glucose monitoring system for use in both home and hospital settings.
Abbott entered the blood glucose monitoring marketplace with the acquisition of MediSense in 1996. In 2004, Abbott had completed the acquisition of TheraSense, a leader in developing blood glucose monitoring devices that require very small blood samples to deliver rapid test results. The TheraSense acquisition strengthened Abbott's position in the large and growing blood glucose monitoring market.
Among its leading brands are the FreeStyle Lite blood glucose monitoring system, Abbott FreeStyle Freedom Lite system, the FreeStyle InsuLinx, Precision Xceed Pro and the Precision Xtra systems. Early Abbott produced FreeStyle Flash, FreeStyle Mini and FreeStyle Papillon Mini system. (These glucometers are not in production now and replaced with new models).