Applying the

Sensor

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CHOOSING THE SITE

The sensor is the key to getting a complete glucose picture so don’t forget to apply the sensor with care:

  • Select an area of skin on the back of your upper arm that generally stays flat during normal daily activities (no bending or folding).
  • Avoid areas with moles, scarring or tattoos.
  • Choose a site that is at least 2.5 cm away from an insulin injection site.
  • To prevent discomfort or skin irritation, you should select a different site other than the one most recently used1.

PREPARING THE SKIN
  • Clean the skin with soap and water, dry the skin, wipe skin with an alcohol swab (let it air-dry) before proceeding.
  • The site selected on the back of the upper arm should be clean-shaven.

SENSOR APPLICATOR

Peel open the sensor pack and unscrew the sensor applicator. Line up dark marks on sensor applicator and sensor pack. On a hard, flat surface, press down firmly on sensor applicator until it comes to a stop2,3

CHECKING GLUCOSE LEVEL

Push down firmly to apply the sensor. Gently pull the sensor applicator away from the arm.4,5 The sensor can be used to check glucose after 1 hour.

WHY DO I NEED A ONE-HOUR WARM-UP PERIOD WHEN I FIRST APPLY A FREESTYLE LIBRE SENSOR?

This is about the technology and your body working together.

Once a new sensor is firmly applied to your arm, it takes a little time to settle in.

To make sure your body and the sensor are fully in sync when you take your first reading, we have programmed a 1-hour equilibration time as standard.

The sensor lasts up to 14 days and it is recommended to rotate application site of the sensor between arms.

All FreeStyle Libre sensors are checked and calibrated at the factory – so you don’t have to!

This means you don’t have to do a blood glucose finger prick to get started with a new sensor or perform routine finger-prick blood glucose tests while you are using the sensor6.

USEFUL TIPS FOR SENSOR WEAR

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UNDERSTANDING REPORTS AND DATA

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1. Choose a site that is at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) away from an insulin injection site. To prevent discomfort or skin irritation, you should select a different site other than the one most recently used.

2. CAUTION: Do NOT use if the sensor pack or the sensor applicator seem to be damaged or already opened. Do NOT use if past expiration date.

3. CAUTION: The sensor applicator now contains a needle. Do NOT touch inside the sensor applicator or put it back into the sensor pack.

4. CAUTION: Do NOT push down on the sensor applicator until placed over prepared site to prevent unintended results or injury.

5. Applying the sensor may cause bruising or bleeding. If there is bleeding that does not stop, remove the sensor and apply a new one at a different site. Make sure the sensor is secure after application.

6. Finger pricks are required if glucose readings do not match symptoms or expectations.

– Images are for illustrative purposes only. Not real patient or Health Care Professional.

– Simulated data for illustrative purposes only. Not real patient or data.

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