What is the proper technique for obtaining a blood glucose sample using the FreeStyle Freedom system?
To obtain an adequate sample, the following procedure is recommended: • Wash the test site thoroughly with soap and water and then dry. • To bring fresh blood to the surface of your testing site, rub the site vigorously until you feel it getting warm. • Use FreeStyle lancets. • Avoid lancing areas with obvious veins or moles to avoid excess bleeding or bruising. • Place the cocked lancing device firmly against the skin, but do not press into the skin. Pressing into the skin at this point may cause bruising or red marks and can impede blood flow. • With the lancing device pressed firmly against the skin, depress the release button and do not lift up. Continue to hold the lancing device and gradually increase pressure for several seconds. • Lift the lancing device straight up; be careful not to smear the blood sample. • Bring the test strip to the sample at a slight angle and gently touch only one edge of the test strip to the sample.