How does the FreeStyle Libre system work?

To obtain a glucose reading, users simply perform a quick, painlessa 1-second scan of the Reader over the Sensor. This easy scan gives user more information than blood glucose monitoring without the need for finger prickingb. The FreeStyle Libre system also offers software to generate concise reports that provide a clear analysis of the user’s glucose data.1

a. In a study conducted by Abbott Diabetes Care, 92% of patients surveyed (n=119) patients agree that it was painless or almost painless to apply the sensor. 

b. Finger pricks are required if glucose readings do not match symptoms or expectations.2


1. Haak T, Hanaire H, Ajjan R, Hermanns N, Riveline JP, Rayman G. 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(Suppl 1):S1-15.

2. FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system User's Manual.

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