Simple Steps to Start Using your the FreeStyle Libre Sensor

Choosing the Site

Your sensor is the key to getting your complete glucose, picture so don't forget to choose the site correctly and apply your sensor with care.

  • Step 1

    Select an area of skin on the back of your upper arm that generally stays flat during normal daily activities (no bending or folding).

  • Step 2

    Avoid areas with moles, scarring or tattoos.

  • Step 3

    Choose a site that is at least 2.5cm (1 inch) away from an insulin injection site.

  • Step 4

    To prevent discomfort or skin irritation, you should select a different site other than the one most recently used.

  • Step 5

    Wash the chosen site with soap and allow skin to fully dry, before applying the sensor.


Applying the Sensor

The sensor pack and sensor applicator are packaged as a set (separately from the reader)

  • Step 1

    Open the sensor pack by peeling off the lid completely. Unscrew the cap from the sensor applicator and set the cap aside.

  • Step 2

    Line up the dark mark on the sensor applicator with the dark mark on the sensor pack. On a hard surface, press firmly down on the sensor applicator until it comes to a stop.

  • Step 3

    Place the sensor applicator over the prepared site and push down firmly to apply the sensor to your body.

  • Step 4

    Gently pull the sensor applicator away from your body. The sensor should now be attached to your skin.

  • Step 5

    Activate the sensor using the FreeStyle Libre reader.


To Know more about Sensor Application, Watch the Video below.


Apply the sensor to the back of your upper arm with the applicator.


A painless one-second scan is all you need to see your glucose readings.


See your current glucose reading, eight hours of data, and a trend arrow that shows you where your glucose is heading.

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