How is the Sensor applied to the body?

The Sensor is applied to the back of the upper arm with a simple, disposable device called an applicator. When the Sensor is applied, a small (5mm) filament is inserted just under the skin, and held in place with a small adhesive pad. Most patients don't feel pain when applying the FreeStyle Libre Sensor.†,1

In a study conducted by Abbott Diabetes Care, 94% of patients surveyed (n=122) patients agree that the FreeStyle Libre sensor is comfortable to wear.2


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

2. 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.

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