† Data on File. Abbott Diabetes Care.
‡ The FreeStyle LibreLink app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our compatibility guide for more information about device compatibility before using the app.
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Abbreviations: HbA1c/A1: glycated haemoglobin; BGM: blood glucose monitoring; CGM: continuous glucose monitoring; HCP: health care professional; hypo: hypoglycaemic event; ISF: interstitial fluid; MDI: multiple daily injections; RCT: randomised controlled trial; SMBG: self-monitoring of blood glucose; TIR: time in range; T1D: type 1 diabetes; T2D: type 2 diabetes.
± Work with your healthcare professional to understand your glucose history.
* Scanning the sensor to obtain glucose values does not require lancets. To get a 24-hour glycaemic picture, users need to scan at least once every 8 hours
** Sensor is water resistant in up to 1 meter (3 feet) of water. Do not immerse longer than 30 minutes.
§ Sensor dimensions: 35mm x 5mm Weight: 5 grams.
# The FreeStyle Libre reader can capture data from within 1cm to 4cm of the sensor, even through clothing.
ф Most people did not feel any discomfort under the skin while wearing the FreeStyle Libre sensor. In a study conducted by Abbott Diabetes Care, 93.4% of patients surveyed (n=30) strongly agree or agree that while wearing the sensor, they did not feel any discomfort under their skin. [29 persons have finished the study; 1 person terminated the study after 3 days due to skin irritations in the area where the sensor touched the skin].
†† Finger pricks are required if glucose readings and alarms do not match symptoms or expectations.
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