How to set up your FreeStyle Libre systems (CGM)

Congratulations on getting your FreeStyle Libre portfolio product! On this page we’ll walk you through the 3 simple steps to get you on the road to CGM.

CGM = Continuous Glucose Monitoring

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Step 1: Download the app

The FreeStyle Libre 2 app* is available for FreeStyle Libre 2 system users. Check to see if your smartphone is compatible here.

Watch this instructional video on how to get started with the FreeStyle Libre 2 app.*

Step 2: Apply & activate your sensor

Watch this video to learn how to apply your FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor.

Want tips on sensor placement and ways to keep your sensor in place?

Step 3: Start scanning!

The more you scan the FreeStyle Libre 2 app,* the more you know.

 

Scanning with the app:

Scanning at least once every 8 hours saves your glucose history on the app.* The app* also has a Logbook feature to add notes when you scan. Use it to track food, activity, insulin, and any medication you take.

 

Scanning with the reader:


Turn on your reader to start a new sensor. Hold the reader within 1.5 inches of the sensor to scan.

Note: For the first 12 hours of use, confirm sensor readings with a blood glucose test before making treatment decisions.

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Sign up for the MyFreeStyle program to try one of the FreeStyle Libre systems (CGM) —at no cost.§
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Medicare coverage is available for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system if a compatible smartphone is used in conjunction with the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader to review glucose data. Medicare and other third party payor criteria apply. As a courtesy, Abbott provides the most up-to-date information available, but it is subject to change and interpretation. The customer is ultimately responsible for determining the appropriate codes, coverage, and payment policies for individual patients. Abbott does not guarantee third party coverage or payment for our products or reimburse customers for claims that are denied by third party payors.

* The FreeStyle Libre 2 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. Use of the FreeStyle Libre 2 app requires registration with LibreView.

† The reader can capture data from the sensor when it is within 1 cm and 4 cm of the sensor.

‡ Fingersticks are required if your glucose alarms and readings do not match symptoms or when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol during the first 12 hours.

§ or ♢ Eligible patients will receive one (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor for users with a compatible mobile phone operating system at $0 copay. The expiration date of the voucher is 60 days from the issue date. This program is available for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes; it is not available for patients with gestational diabetes. Only patients ages 18 and older are eligible to sign up and receive an offer for the FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor and patients ages 4-17 are eligible to receive an offer for the FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor through their parent or guardian. 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 2 sensor is provided as a sample and is limited to one NDC per eligible person. The FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor 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.

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Important Safety Information

FreeStyle Libre 14 day system: Failure to use FreeStyle Libre 14 day system as instructed in labeling may result in missing a severe low or high glucose event and/or making a treatment decision, resulting in injury. If readings do not match symptoms or expectations, use a fingerstick value from a blood glucose meter for treatment decisions. Seek medical attention when appropriate or contact Abbott at 855-632-8658 or FreeStyleLibre.us for safety info.

FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 systems: Failure to use FreeStyle Libre 2 or FreeStyle Libre 3 systems as instructed in labeling may result in missing a severe low or high glucose event and/or making a treatment decision, resulting in injury. If glucose alarms and readings do not match symptoms or expectations, use a fingerstick value from a blood glucose meter for treatment decisions. Seek medical attention when appropriate or contact Abbott at 855-632-8658 or FreeStyleLibre.us for safety info.

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