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Connecting Remotely

Discover how the FreeStyle Libre family of apps connect together to make glucose monitoring easier for you and your healthcare team.

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It all starts with the FreeStyle LibreLink app

Scan your sensor with your smartphone and get glucose data on the go₸,‡

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The FreeStyle LibreLink app collects your glucose data and displays patterns and trends in easy-to-understand reports and graphs. 
Is my phone compatible with FreeStyle LibreLink app?

Share your glucose data with your

Healthcare Team

Data collected by the FreeStyle LibreLink app can be automatically uploaded to LibreView₼,Δ, a cloud-based diabetes management system, which can then be shared with your Healthcare Team even remotely.

Optimise your treatment through remote monitoring

Sharing your data with your Healthcare Team through LibreView will give them access to in-depth reports about your glucose levels over time including your Ambulatory Glucose Profile. This will help them to identify patterns and trends in your glucose levels and tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs.

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Share your glucose data with friends and family

As well as sharing your glucose data with your Healthcare Team, you can also share with family, friends and caregivers. Particularly useful for parents and carers. Data collected by the FreeStyle LibreLink app can be automatically shared with up to 20 people on the LibreLinkUp app.ǁ,§

Connect with your loved-ones remotely

Download and use the FreeStyle LibreLink app to scan your sensor, connect it to your loved-one's LibreLinkUp to keep up-to-date with your glucose levels, wherever you are.ǁ

  • Better Diabetes Management

    Parents and carers can receive notifications when their loved-one’s glucose levels are too high or too low, even when they’re asleep.ǁ,§,Ѱ

  • Free to explore without lancets*

    Parents and caregivers are able to remotely monitor their loved one's glucose readings and trends as well as being notified of glucose changes wherever they are, offering the freedom to be out and about without the need for lancets.ǁ


How to Connect

How to connect FreeStyle LibreLink to LibreView
and your Healthcare Team

How to Connect FreeStyle LibreLink to LibreLinkUp

To invite someone to see your glucose readings

 

  • Open the FreeStyle LibreLink app

  • Open the Navigation Menu by tapping the ‘three lines’ icon in the top-left corner

  • Tap Share

  • Tap Connect under LibreLinkUp

  • Tap Add Connection

  • Enter the name and email address of the person you want to share your glucose readings with in Connection Information

  • Tap Add

You can share your glucose data with up to 20 family members, friends and caregivers using the LibreLinkUp App.

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FAQs

What if I don't have phone service or Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection are only required for initial app setup (downloading / installing the app, creating an account, or signing in) and sharing your glucose information with your care team or with other connected apps. The app does not require a Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection to scan your Sensor or to record your current glucose readings. During periods when your phone is operating in a disconnected state, your data will only be uploaded to LibreView after a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection is restored.

What kind of information does the app collect and what happens with that information?

The app stores your account information, glucose data, notes, and Sensor information within the app on your phone, so it is your responsibility to limit access to your phone to protect personal information. The app also automatically uploadsΔ this data in LibreView a secure cloud-based data repository. Please read the Privacy Notice in the FreeStyle LibreLink app for more information.

What are the differences between the FreeStyle LibreLink app and the FreeStyle Libre reader?

Sharing: Reports in the FreeStyle LibreLink app can be shared directly from the phone. You can connect the Reader to the computer with a USB cable to upload data.

Viewing: The Reader features a simple color touchscreen. Graphs are displayed in more color and higher resolution in the app.

Notes: You can add notes in the Reader within 15 minutes of a glucose reading. The app allows you to add and view notes at any time in the Logbook.

Text to Speech: If enabled in the app, you can hear the glucose reading with the unit of measure and trend arrow direction after each scan.

Reports: The Reader and the app use the same calculations to create glucose reports. Compared to the Reader, reports in the app will have more color, details, and interactivity.

The app can also display an estimate of your A1c, in addition to basic stats about your glucose history in the last 24 hours.

Reminders: The app allows you to easily set custom reminders, as well as an 8-hour timer that resets every time the Sensor is scanned. App notifications on your phone must be enabled to see reminders.

Other: The Reader has an Insulin calculator and a port for test strips, so it can be used both for scanning Sensors and blood glucose readings.

Which devices work with the FreeStyle LibreLink app?

A list of compatibile devices and operating systems can be found in the Smartphone Compatibility Guide. If you are not sure of your phone specifications, you can also go to Google Play or the App Store on your mobile phone and search for the FreeStyle LibreLink version for your country. If you can't download the app, it's probably not compatible with your phone.

NOTE: The FreeStyle LibreLink app is not supported on rooted Android phones or jailbroken iPhones.

What is LibreView?

LibreView lets you create a clear, easy-to-understand glucose reports, and allows you share them with your healthcare professional. LibreView is free and only takes a few minutes to sign up and to get started.

To use LibreView, you will need to connect the glucose device to any Windows PC or Mac computer with an Internet connection. Log in with your credentials and then follow the on-screen instructions to upload data.

Your glucose data is stored securely in LibreView, through which you can also share it with your healthcare professional.

Note: If you are using FreeStyle LibreLink to monitor your glucose, your data is automatically uploaded to LibreView every time you scan your FreeStyle Libre sensor.

What is Ambulatory Glucose Profile?

The Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) graph, found on several reports, provides a visual reference for changing glucose levels over time. Sensor glucose data of 5 days or more are combined and plotted into a single 24-hr chart. By plotting data this way, you can see patterns of variability that may be common to a specific time of day.

Does the LibreView system work with insulin pumps?

Currently, LibreView does not support insulin pumps

Is my data safe? What will Abbott do to protect patient data?

Abbott and its partners comply with all applicable data protection and privacy laws in users' jurisdictions. Please read the End User License Agreement and Terms of Use or the Privacy Notice within the app or at LibreView.com to ensure that you are comfortable with the data handling practices that govern the use of the app and LibreView; otherwise, you should not install the app.

How do I share my glucose data with my healthcare team?

In order to share your data with your healthcare team, your doctor can either:

1. Send you an email from LibreView inviting you to share data, or

2. Provide you with their unique Practice ID.

If your doctor sent you an email, you can click on the link in the email to start sharing. If your doctor gave you a Practice ID, you will need to go into LibreView and enter the Practice ID under My Practices in your Account Settings.

What is the LibreLinkUp app and how does it work with the FreeStyle LibreLink app?

LibreLinkUp is a companion app to the FreeStyle LibreLink app, which allows glucose readings to be automatically shared with your caregivers in real-time. Both you and your caregiver must have a network connection to share and receive glucose readings. To add a LibreLinkUp connection through the FreeStyle LibreLink app, simply tap 'Share' in the main menu and follow the on-screen instructions.

How to Download FreeStyle LibreLink in Ireland on iPhone

Step-by-step on how to download the FreeStyle LibreLink app and get started with scanning your FreeStyle Libre sensor

How to Download FreeStyle LibreLink in Ireland on Android

Step-by-step on how to download the FreeStyle LibreLink app and get started with scanning your FreeStyle Libre sensor

LibreView Account Setup and Installation

Learn how to set up your LibreView account so you can share your glucose data with your Healthcare team.

References & Disclaimers 

Images are for illustrative purposes only. Not real patient or data. 

Δ Use of FreeStyle LibreLink requires registration with LibreView. Automatic upload requires a wireless internet connection or mobile data connection.

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

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

ǁ Transfer of glucose data between applications depends on mobile connectivity.

₼ 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 device and operating systems. Please check www.librelinkup.com for more information about device compatibility   before using the app. Use of LibreLinkUp and FreeStyle LibreLink 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. 

Ѱ For children aged 4-12, a caregiver at least 18 years old is responsible for supervising, managing, and assisting them in using the FreeStyle Libre system and interpreting its readings.

* Scanning the sensor does not require lancets. 

◊ 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

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