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Compare continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems and see the difference

FreeStyle Libre systems (CGM)—small, discreet, easy*1,2 and more affordable†‡3

How do FreeStyle Libre systems (CGM) compare to the competition?

More affordable†‡3
Comfortable to wear,*1,2 and less bulky4,5 than other CGM sensors§3
Provides a reading every minute6
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FreeStyle Libre systems (CGM) vs Dexcom

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*Data from this study was collected with the outside US version of Freestyle Libre 14 day system. Freestyle Libre 2 has the same features as Freestyle Libre 14 day system with optional, real-time glucose alarms. Therefore, the study data is applicable to both products.

Based on a comparison of list prices of the FreeStyle Libre 2 system versus competitors’ CGM systems. The actual cost to patients may or may not be lower than other CGM systems, depending on the amount covered by insurance, if any.

Based on a comparison of list prices of the FreeStyle Libre 14 day system versus competitors’ CGM systems. The actual cost to patients may or may not be lower than other CGM systems, depending on the amount covered by insurance, if any. 

§Based on a comparison to Dexcom G6.

IINotifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within 20 feet of the reading device.

¶ orEligible patients will receive one (1) FreeStyle Libre 14 day sensor or one (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor and reader at $0 copay. The expiration date of the voucher is 60 days from the issue date. This program is not available for patients with gestational diabetes. Only patients 18 and older are eligible to receive an offer for the FreeStyle Libre 14 day sensor, and patients 4 and older are eligible to receive an offer for the FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor and reader. This offer is void where prohibited by law. Abbott may modify or rescind this offer at any time without notice. The discounts are not available to beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid or other federal or state healthcare programs or residents of Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and other US territories. The free FreeStyle Libre 14 day sensor or FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor and reader is provided as a sample and is limited to one NDC per eligible person. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day sensor or FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor and reader cannot be re-sold, traded nor submitted to any third party payer for reimbursement and is not provided as any inducement for future purchases. The free sample card is not health insurance.

References: 1. 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 Multicentre, Open-label Randomised Controlled Trial.” Diabetes Therapy 8, no. 1 (February 2017): 55-73. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13300-016-0223-6. 2. Campbell, Fiona M., et al. “Outcomes of Using Flash Glucose Monitoring technology by Children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes in a Single Arm Study.” Pediatr Diabetes 19, no. 7 (November 2018): 1294-1301. Supplemental data accessed Dec 2020 from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/action/downloadSupplement?doi=10.1111%2Fpedi.12735&file=pedi12735-sup-0001-AppendixS1.doc. 3. Data on file. Abbott Diabetes Care. 4. FreeStyle Libre 2 User’s Manual. 5. FreeStyle Libre 14 day User’s Manual. 6. Alva, Shridhara. “FreeStyle Libre 2 - A New iCGM Device.” (2020). Accessed Dec 2020 from: https://www.danatech.org/media/okfhq1gu/adc-23842v3-revised-august-3-2020.pdf. 7. Dexcom G6 CGM User Guide.

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Indications and Important Safety Information

FreeStyle Libre 14 day system: The FreeStyle Libre 14 day Flash Glucose Monitoring System is a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device indicated for the management of diabetes in persons age 18 and older. It is designed to replace blood glucose testing for diabetes treatment decisions. The System detects trends and tracks patterns aiding in the detection of episodes of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, facilitating both acute and long-term therapy adjustments. Interpretation of the System readings should be based on the glucose trends and several sequential readings over time. The System is intended for single patient use and requires a prescription.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Remove the sensor before MRI, CT scan, X-ray, or diathermy treatment.

WARNINGS/LIMITATIONS: Do not ignore symptoms that may be due to low or high blood glucose, hypoglycemic unawareness, or dehydration. Check sensor glucose readings with a blood glucose meter when Check Blood Glucose symbol appears, when symptoms do not match system readings, or when readings are suspected to be inaccurate. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day system does not have alarms unless the sensor is scanned, and the system contains small parts that may be dangerous if swallowed. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day system is not approved for pregnant women, persons on dialysis, or critically-ill population. Sensor placement is not approved for sites other than the back of the arm and standard precautions for transmission of blood borne pathogens should be taken. The built-in blood glucose meter is not for use on dehydrated, hypotensive, in shock, hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar state, with or without ketosis, neonates, critically-ill patients, or for diagnosis or screening of diabetes. When using FreeStyle LibreLink app, access to a blood glucose monitoring system is required as the app does not provide one. Review all product information before use or contact Abbott Toll Free (855-632-8658) (or visit www.freestylelibre.us) for detailed indications for use and safety information. For full indications for use and safety information, see more here.

FreeStyle Libre 2 system: The FreeStyle Libre 2 Flash Glucose Monitoring System is a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device with real time alarms capability indicated for the management of diabetes in persons age 4 and older.*

WARNINGS/LIMITATIONS*: The System must not be used with automated insulin dosing (AID) systems, including closed loop and insulin suspend systems. Remove the sensor before MRI, CT scan, X-ray, or diathermy treatment. Do not take high doses of vitamin C (more than 500 mg per day), as this may falsely raise your Sensor readings. Failure to use the System according to the instructions for use may result in missing a severe low blood glucose or high blood glucose event and/or making a treatment decision that may result in injury. If glucose alarms and readings from the System do not match symptoms or expectations, use a fingerstick blood glucose value to make diabetes treatment decisions. Seek medical attention when appropriate and contact Abbott Toll Free (855-632-8658) or visit * www.freestylelibre.us for detailed indications for use and safety information.

*Please refer to www.freestylelibre.us for the indications and important safety information.

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