BGM only gives you a snapshot of your blood sugar, at a single point of time. Glucose monitoring with FreeStyle Libre provides a more complete picture of trends and patterns without the need to finger prick.††23
Patients do not test as often as they should because of the pain and hassle of finger pricks25,26 and many do not achieve optimal glycemic control7,14,25
†† Finger pricks are required if glucose readings do not match symptoms or expectations
Abbreviations: A1c: glycated haemoglobin; BGM: blood glucose monitoring; CGM: continuous glucose monitoring; HCP: health care professional; hypo: hypoglycemic event.
References: 1. Ajjan R, et al. Adv Ther 2019;36:579-596. 3. American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2020. Diabetes Care. 2020;43(1):S77-S88. 7. Brixner D, et al. Clinical Therapeutics 2019;41(2):303-313. 14. Foster NC, et al. Diabetes Technol Ther 2019;21(2):66-72. 20. Lee WC, et al. J Med Econ 2014;17(3):167-175. 22. Unger J, et al. Postgraduate Medicine 2020;132:305-313. 25. Vincze G, et al. Diabetes Educ 2004;30(1):112-125. 26. Wagner J, et al. J Diabetes Technol Ther 2005;7(4):612-619.
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