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The FreeStyle Libre System

 

Discover the world's most widely used glucose sensor monitoring system1

 

The FreeStyle Libre Sensor

A small, discreet sensor that is worn on the back of the upper arm and continuously measures the glucose concentration in the body's interstitial fluid day and night.φ The sensor updates the glucose result up to every minute and stores up to eight hours of glucose readings in 15 minute intervals. It can be worn for up to 14 days and is water-resistant so continues to work while you shower, swim or exercise.

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IMPORTANT: The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is indicated for measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in people (age 4 and older) with diabetes mellitus, including pregnant women. The App and Sensor are designed to replace blood glucose testing in the self-management of diabetes, including dosing of insulin. The indication for children (age 4 - 12) is limited to those who are supervised by a caregiver who is at least 18 years of age. The caregiver is responsible for managing or assisting the child to manage the App and Sensor and also for interpreting or assisting the child to interpret Sensor glucose readings.

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The #1 sensor-based glucose monitoring system used worldwide1

Easy to use2

The slim sensor is easy and painless3 to attach to the back of your upper arm and can be worn for 14 days.

No finger pricks

Dose insulin, confirm hypo or impending hypo, and be alerted when glucose is rapidly changing — all without the need for finger pricks.

Discreet & convenient

Check your glucose anytime, anywhere with a simple 1-second scan, even through clothingΩ.

Excellent accuracy

Excellent accuracy overall — even in the low glucose range when it matters most.4

What is Flash Glucose Monitoring?

The FreeStyle Libre system is a Flash Glucose Monitoring system. The FreeStyle Libre sensor is worn on the back of the upper arm and continuously measures the glucose concentration in the body's interstitial fluid throughout the day, without the need for finger pricks.

What's the difference between interstitial fluid vs blood glucose?

 

Sensor glucose readings come from the interstitial fluid, a thin layer of fluid that surrounds the cells of the tissue below the skin and not from the blood.5

Watch the video to find out the difference between interstitial fluid monitoring and blood glucose monitoring.

 

How to attach your FreeStyle Libre sensor

FreeStyle LibreLink App

Scan your FreeStyle Libre sensor and get glucose readings on your phone

The FreeStyle LibreLink app allows you to measure your glucose levels from your smartphone anytime, anywhere.

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Cost & Coverage

Availability on prescription for patients with Type 1 Diabetes

The FreeStyle Libre system has been reimbursed, as of the 3rd of April 2018, for some patients aged between 4 and 21 years.6

You may be eligible for reimbursement if you:

Are a child or young adult aged 4 - 21 yearsѰ

Are using multiple daily insulin injections or insulin pump therapy

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FAQs

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References & Disclaimers

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

1. Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care. 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.

2. Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care. 

3. Haak, Thomas., et al. 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 Therapy 8.1 (2017): 55-73.

4. Alva S, et al. Accuracy of a 14-Day Factory-Calibrated Continuous Glucose Monitoring System With Advanced Algorithm in Pediatric and Adult Population With Diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. September 2020. doi:10.1177/1932296820958754.

5. https://www.diabetes.co.uk/body/interstitial-fluid.html [Accessed: Oct 2022].

6. Health Service Executive, Primary Care Reimbursement Service, Pharmacy circular 27 March 2018.

† Finger pricks are required if your glucose readings do not match symptoms or expectations.

‡ 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.

Ω The reader can capture data from the sensor when it is within 1cm to 4cm of the sensor.

◊ 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.

φ For a complete glycaemic picture, scan once every 8 hours.

₼ 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.

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