The next-generation FreeStyle Libre 2 system has additional benefits, like optional glucose alarms that let you know when your glucose levels are too high or too low.
Watch how easy it is to apply the FreeStyle Libre sensor!
Applying the Sensor
See how to apply the FreeStyle Libre sensor in a few simple steps.
Sensors stick better when you wash, clean and dry your skin before application.
Only use non-moisturizing, fragrance-free soaps to wash the area where you’ll apply the sensor.
Use the alcohol wipe provided in the sensor kit to remove any oily skin residue.
Allow your skin to fully dry before applying the sensor.
Before you apply the sensor:
Be sure to choose an approved application site − the back of your upper arm
Do not use body lotion or cream where you’ll apply the sensor as it may leave an oily residue on your skin that could affect sensor adhesion
Shave any excess arm hair as it can get caught between the sensor adhesive and skin
After a shower or swim, take extra care when towelling off to avoid catching or pulling off your sensor.
Dress for success
Try to give your sensor room by wearing loose-fitting clothing and lightweight material.
Protect it during contact sports and heavy exercise
Be sure to select a site on the back of your upper arm that will minimize the risk of knock-off, and consider using an over-bandage.
When dressing or undressing, be careful that you don’t catch your undergarments on the sensor.
Avoid playing with or pulling the sensor while wearing it.
Easy does it
Be careful not to catch your sensor on a doorway, car door, seat belt, or furniture edges.
Add extra stickiness with these products to help ensure your sensor stays in place.
Mastisol Liquid Adhesive
A clear, non-irritating liquid adhesive that secures dressings
Cavilon No-Sting Barrier Film
An alcohol-free barrier film intended to protect skin from body fluids, adhesives and friction
A medical-grade adhesive; bandage or tape. If using, it must be applied at the time of sensor application. It is important that you only remove it when your sensor wear is over as the sensor may come loose when peeling it off. Be sure to leave the opening/hole in the centre of the sensor uncovered.
Having an issue with your FreeStyle Libre sensor? Submit a sensor support form!
The FreeStyle LibreLink app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check the Compatibility Guide (PDF 69 kB) for more information about device compatibility before using the app.
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† Pricing may vary by pharmacy across Canada.
The FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitoring system is indicated for measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in people aged 4 years and older with diabetes mellitus. Always read and follow the label/insert.
The FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system is indicated for measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in adults aged 18 years and older with diabetes mellitus. Always read and follow the label/insert.
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