The FreeStyle
Libre 2 system 

Effective November 30, 2021, public reimbursement is available in Ontario* for those who manage their diabetes with insulin!

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The FreeStyle Libre system you know and love – now with optional alarms 

  • For people aged 4 or older with diabetes

  • The world’s #1 sensor-based glucose monitoring system1†

  • No routine confirmatory finger pricks required for treatment decisions

The next generation of diabetes care is here

Check out the FreeStyle Libre 2 system and see how this breakthrough innovation allows you to have more freedom in your day-to-day life. 

Glucose alarms

The FreeStyle Libre 2 app§ has optional glucose alarms that let you know the minute your glucose is too high or too low. See how quick and easy it is to set up your alarms and begin receiving notifications in the FreeStyle Libre 2 app.§

Stay connected

The FreeStyle Libre 2 digital tools let you manage your diabetes and stay connected to your healthcare provider and loved ones – anytime, anywhere!**

Monitor your glucose on your phone.§ Designed for use with FreeStyle Libre 2 sensors.

 

Connect with your healthcare provider easily by uploading§§ your glucose data to LibreView.†† Your doctor will be able to access your glucose reports on demand so you can have more productive conversations.

Receive your loved one’s latest glucose data automatically and stay in touch – anytime,anywhere!** Ideal for parents or caregivers.

 

A closer look at the FreeStyle Libre 2 system features

Customizable alarms that alert you, so you can take action! 

  • Low Glucose Alarm notifies you if your glucose drops below the level that you set.

  • High Glucose Alarm notifies you if your glucose rises above the level that you set.

  • Signal Loss Alarm notifies you if your sensor has not communicated with your FreeStyle Libre 2 app§ for 20 minutes and you are not receiving Low or High Glucose Alarms.

To receive alarms, they must be turned on and your phone should be within 6 metres (20 ft) of you at all times. If you are out of range, you may not receive them. The alarms are customizable; you can turn them on or off, and you can adjust sound and vibration.

The FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor

  • Comfortable

    No painful routine finger pricks and designed to stay on the body for up to 14 days1

  • Convenient

    Automatically measures and continuously stores glucose readings day and night¶¶

  • Discreet

    Painless2 glucose readings with a one-second scan, even through clothing

  • Easy

    Water-resistant and designed to be worn while bathing, showering, swimming** or exercising

  • Accurate

    No routine confirmatory finger pricks required for treatment decisions, even when glucose is low, falling or rapidly changing

The FreeStyle Libre 2 app§

The LibreLinkUp app

LibreView

A secure, cloud-based diabetes management system that enables you and your healthcare provider to access your reports on demand:

  • Glucose data is automatically uploaded§§ by the FreeStyle Libre 2 app§
  • Glucose reports are clear and easy to understand – so you can see your complete glycemic picture¶¶

FreeStyle Libre 2 sensors ONLY work with the FreeStyle Libre 2 app.§
Use the matching sensors and app to ensure your FreeStyle Libre 2 system works properly.

Find out how you can start using the FreeStyle Libre 2 system!

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Parents and caregivers can always stay in touch with the LibreLinkUp app‡‡

  • Share your glucose readings from your phone using the FreeStyle Libre 2 app§

  • Optional alarms liberate children and parents from the hassles of glucose monitoring1

  • Interactive, 12-hour glucose graph lets caregivers or loved ones see your target range and how your glucose has changed over time

Using the LibreLinkUp app,‡‡ your family and/or caregiver can receive your glucose readings, 12-hour history and alarm notifications remotely. This allows you and your loved ones or caregiver to stay connected.

If you’re not already using the LibreLinkUp app,‡‡ you can download it today!

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Coverage for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system

We are working with provincial governments to ensure coverage for all. 

Coverage in Ontario*

Effective November 30, 2021, the FreeStyle Libre 2 system is reimbursed under the Ontario Drug Benefit program* for those who manage their diabetes with insulin. For information about the listing, visit the ODB website here.
Please note, there may be a delay in the updating of the website to reflect the new listing.

The learn more and understand how you may be eligible for coverage in Ontario, visit the ODB website or speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

 

 

Coverage in Saskatchewan***

The FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitoring system is now covered under the Saskatchewan government-sponsored drug plan for those between the ages of 4 and 17 who manage their diabetes with insulin or have hyperinsulinism.

To learn more and understand how you may be eligible for coverage in Saskatchewan, speak to your prescribing physician or pharmacist.

Coverage in Manitoba†††

As of September 28, 2021, the FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitoring system is reimbursed under the Manitoba Pharmacare Program for individuals 25 years old and younger who meet eligibility criteria (PDF 488 KB).

To learn more and understand how you may be eligible for coverage in Manitoba, visit the Province of Manitoba website (PDF 488 KB) or speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Most private insurance providers are now covering the FreeStyle Libre 2 system. Talk to your insurance provider or your plan administrator to find out if you are already covered or how you may be covered.

If you have tried to fill your prescription at a pharmacy or spoken with your insurer and/or plan administrator and are still having difficulty determining if the FreeStyle Libre 2 system is covered or why you are not covered, please click here to register to receive more information regarding your coverage.

 

Real people with diabetes. Real FreeStyle Libre 2 stories.

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You have more options when it comes to purchasing the FreeStyle Libre 2 system! Buy today at your local pharmacy or order now online!‡‡‡

* For people managing diabetes with insulin.

† Data based on the number of users worldwide for the FreeStyle Libre system compared to the number of users for other leading personal-use sensor-based glucose monitoring systems.

‡ Finger pricks are required if glucose readings and alarms do not match symptoms or expectations.

§ The FreeStyle Libre 2 app and the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader have similar but not identical features. Finger pricks are required if glucose readings and alarms do not match symptoms or expectations. The FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor communicates with the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader that started it or the FreeStyle Libre 2 app that started it. The FreeStyle Libre 2 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check this website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of FreeStyle Libre 2 requires registration with LibreView.

¶ 60-minute warm-up required when applying the sensor.

** Sensor is water-resistant in up to 1 metre (3 feet) of water. Do not immerse longer than 30 minutes. Not to be used above 10,000 feet.

†† The LibreView website is only compatible with certain operating systems and browsers. Please check www.libreview.com for additional information. 

‡‡ The LibreLinkUp app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check www.librelinkup.com for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of LibreLinkUp and FreeStyle Libre 2 requires registration with LibreView. The LibreLinkUp mobile app is not intended to be a primary glucose monitor: home users must consult their primary device(s) and consult a healthcare professional before making any medical interpretation and therapy adjustments from the information provided by the app. 

§§ Automatic upload requires a wireless internet connection or mobile data connection.

¶¶ To get a complete glycemic picture over the last 3 months, the sensor must be replaced every 14 days and the sensor must be scanned at least once every 8 hours.

*** The FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitoring system is covered under the Saskatchewan government-sponsored drug plan for those between the ages of 4 and 17 who manage their diabetes with insulin or have hyperinsulinism.

††† As of September 28, 2021, the FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitoring system is reimbursed under the Manitoba Pharmacare Program for individuals 25 years old and younger who meet eligibility criteria (PDF 488 KB) including a referral from a specialist.

‡‡‡ Pricing may vary by pharmacy across Canada.

 

References:

  1. Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care.
  2. Haak T, et al. Flash glucose-sensing technology as a replacement for blood glucose monitoring for the management of insulin-treated type 2 diabetes: a multicenter, open-label randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Ther 2017;8(1):55-73.

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