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Important Information for FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System Users

Dear FreeStyle InsuLinx customer:

We recently identified that when the Backup and Restore functions of the FreeStyle Auto-Assist Software are used for the first time, some of the settings in the FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System can potentially be reset.

This issue does not affect blood glucose readings displayed on the FreeStyle InsuLinx meter or data stored in the device. These remain accurate.

Settings that can be affected include insulin calculator values, sound preferences, notes, reminders and weekly messages. Insulin calculator values will only be reset to "0" (zero) meaning that the System could recommend "0" units of insulin even if blood glucose readings are high.

Customers who do not use the Backup and Restore functions of the FreeStyle Auto-Assist Software are not affected. Additionally, this situation only presents itself when used with the Windows® version of FreeStyle Auto-Assist software and does not occur with the Macintosh™ version.

To know if your meter is impacted, please refer to the serial number range below. The meter serial number is found on the back of the FreeStyle InsuLinx meter.

Description Potentially Affected Meter Serial Number Range
FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System All Serial Numbers where the beginning seven (7) characters fall within the range: JAMR128 - JAMR252

Abbott Diabetes Care has developed a simple, step-by-step process that users should follow to prevent this situation from occurring. If you have a FreeStyle InsuLinx meter that is potentially impacted and you use the FreeStyle Auto-Assist Software on a computer with a Windows® operating system, you should access this process via our website www.freestyleinsulinx.com/importantupdate. Alternatively, if you are unsure if your meter is affected or have additional questions, please contact your local Abbott Diabetes Care Customer Service at: 0500 467 466 between the hours of 08:00-17:30 (Monday - Friday).