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Get all the tips and tools you need to monitor your glucose without finger pricks‡§—right at your fingertips! 

Welcome to flash glucose monitoring!

Less pain.1 More insights.

Flash glucose monitoring allows you to conveniently check your glucose with a painless,1 one-second scan of the FreeStyle Libre sensor using your phone (or the reader) instead of finger pricks!‡§

You get more glucose insights from each scan and better control2-4 of your diabetes management.

Why prick when you can scan?‡§

  • No finger pricks‡§

  • The sensor is discreet, easy to use1 and worn on the back of the upper arm for up to 14 days, so you can conveniently check your glucose anytime, anywhere.**

  • Better insights

  • The sensor automatically measures and continuously stores glucose readings day and night for a complete glucose picture.††

  • More control

  • The scans and reports show you how food, activity and medication affect your glucose levels in real time, so you can make better-informed decisions.

  • Remote monitoring

  • Your glucose data can easily be shared virtually to stay connected with your healthcare provider, caregiver or loved ones using the FreeStyle Libre digital tools.

 

 

How does flash glucose monitoring work?

Blood glucose meters take glucose readings from capillary blood with a finger prick. Flash glucose monitoring systems are different. Scanning the FreeStyle Libre sensor with a phone or the reader measures glucose levels from the interstitial fluid, a thin layer of fluid that surrounds the cells of the tissues in your skin.

 

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Features and benefits

The FreeStyle Libre system

An innovative flash glucose monitoring system that uses sensors:

  • Painless1 one-second scan instead of finger pricks‡§

  • Covered by Ontario,‡‡ Quebec§§ and Yukon¶¶ public reimbursement programs and most private health insurance plans

The FreeStyle Libre 2 system

The next-generation flash glucose monitoring system:

  • The FreeStyle Libre system you know and love, now with optional glucose alarms

  • For patients aged 4 and older with diabetes

We are working with provincial governments and private insurers to ensure coverage for all. Talk to your private insurance provider to find out if you are covered.




* 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.

† Scanning the sensor to obtain glucose values does not require lancets

‡ The FreeStyle LibreLink app and the FreeStyle Libre reader have similar but not identical features. A finger prick test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels or if hypoglycemia or impending hypoglycemia is reported by the FreeStyle LibreLink app or when symptoms do not match the app readings. The FreeStyle Libre sensor communicates with the FreeStyle Libre reader that started it or the FreeStyle LibreLink app that started it. A sensor started by the FreeStyle Libre reader will also communicate with the FreeStyle LibreLink app. The FreeStyle LibreLink app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check the website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of FreeStyle LibreLink requires registration with LibreView.

§ A finger prick test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels or if hypoglycemia or impending hypoglycemia is reported by the FreeStyle Libre 2 app or when symptoms do not match the app readings. The FreeStyle Libre 2 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check the 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.

†† 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.

‡‡ For people managing diabetes with insulin.

§§ For residents of Quebec, the following two criteria must be met: intensive insulin therapy (insulin pump treatment of ≥3 insulin injections per day), and frequent hypoglycemic events during the last year. 

¶¶ For people over 18 years of age with type 1 diabetes.

 

References:

  1. Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care.
  2. Dunn TC, et al. Real-world flash glucose monitoring patterns and associations between self-monitoring frequency and
    glycaemic measures: A European analysis of over 60 million glucose tests. Diabetes research and clinical practice
    2018;137:37-46.
  3. Jangam S, et al. Sustained improvement in glycaemic control following flash glucose monitoring: a worldwide observational
    analysis. Poster presented at: the 11th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes:
    February 17, 2018: Vienna, Austria.
  4. Bolinder J, et al. Comparison of flash glucose monitoring usage patterns and glycaemic outcomes in the real-world with those
    observed in a randomized controlled trial. Poster presented at: the 11th International Conference on Advanced Technologies &
    Treatments for Diabetes
    : February 16, 2018: Vienna, Austria

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