The FreeStyle glucose meter manual available for downloading from FreeStyle.com includes instructions for setting up the meter for the first time, using the meter, testing the blood and reviewing old readings. It also gives information about setting up reminders and taking care of the meter.
The Freestyle glucose meter manual includes a legend for the symbols you will see on the screen of your glucose meter. According to the manual, you use the home button located on the meter to turn on the meter and turn it off by removing the test strip and leaving it alone for 2 minutes. During the first use of the meter, you will set the date and time by pushing the arrows on the screen and hitting save. The manual also informs you to hold the home button for 3 seconds in order to turn on the blacklight. The manual describes that to view the logbook on the meter after turning it on, tap the icon of a book. While looking at the logbook, you can scroll down to see older entries. By tapping any of the entries, you can view the details and any notes you entered for a specific reading. The manual provides details step by step details on how to set up reminders for testing blood glucose levels, taking insulin, or an alarm by clicking the clock in the lower left corner of the home screen. These reminders can be daily, a one time reminder, or on a timer.