Get all the tips and tools you need to monitor your glucose without routine finger pricks¶** – right at your fingertips!
Less pain.4 More insights.
Flash glucose monitoring allows you to conveniently check your glucose with a painless,5 one-second scan of the FreeStyle Libre sensor using your phone instead of routine finger pricks!¶ **
You get more glucose insights from each scan and better control1-3 of your diabetes management.
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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A1C is an important measurement that tells you how well controlled your glucose levels are.6
* Sensors are available for eligible patients who meet the labelling requirements of 4 years or older with diabetes. Limit: one per registrant.
† For people managing diabetes with insulin.
‡ 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.
¶ FreeStyle Libre 2 users: Finger pricks are required if glucose readings and alarms do not match symptoms or expectations.
** FreeStyle Libre users: 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 system or when symptoms do not match the system readings.
†† 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 residents of Quebec, the following two criteria must be met: intensive insulin therapy (insulin pump treatment or ≥3 insulin injections per day), and frequent hypoglycemic events during the last year.
§§ For people over 18 years of age with type 1 diabetes.
¶¶ 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.
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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