FreeStyle Libre (CGM) compared to blood glucose monitoring (BGM)20

BGM only gives you a snapshot of your blood glucose, at a single point of time. Continuous Glucose Monitoring with FreeStyle Libre provides a more complete picture of trends and patterns without the need to finger prick.1

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Patients do not test as often as they should, and many do not achieve optimal glycaemic control21,22

Frequency of SMBG with finger prick testing falls far short of recommendations21,22 in patients with diabetes in India

recommendation 2-3 times per day
in real life 3-4 times per week

In India, many patients with diabetes fail to achieve their optimal glycaemic control23

76.6 percent

Patients with poor glycaemic control

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) with FreeStyle Libre provides insights into how lifestyle choices impact glucose levels.

Difference between Blood Glucose Monitoring and Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Finger prick blood glucose readings and sensor glucose reading won't always match and in fact are likely to be different. That's because sensor glucose readings come from the interstitial fluid (ISF), a thin layer of fluid that surrounds the cells of the tissues below your skin, not from your blood. There is a 5 to 10 minute delay in ISF glucose response to changes in blood glucose. Glucose readings on ISF have been proven to reliably reflect glucose levels.

Difference between blood glucose monitoring and continuous glucose monitoring

Tips to Remember

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It can take a few minutes for glucose to move from blood to the ISF. Blood glucose readings tend to be about 5 minutes ahead of sensor readings

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For most treatment decisions, sensor readings from the FreeStyle Libre can replace Finger prick tests26

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It’s normal if your sensor readings are different than your blood glucose readings in certain situations (like after meals, after insulin, or after exercise).

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Abbreviations: BGM: blood glucose monitoring; CGM: continuous glucose monitoring;