How to set up your
FreeStyle Libre
CGM systems

NOW APPROVED: The FreeStyle Libre 3 app‡  in iOS for daily insulin users
NOW APPROVED: The FreeStyle Libre 3 app‡  in iOS for daily insulin users
NOW APPROVED: The FreeStyle Libre 3 app‡  in iOS for daily insulin users

Congratulations on getting your FreeStyle Libre portfolio product! On this page,
we’ll walk you through 3 simple steps to begin your journey with CGM.

Before you get started:

Check compatibility

Use our compatibility guides to
see if your phone is compatible
with the FreeStyle Libre 3*
or FreeStyle Libre 2 app.

Connect your phone

Make sure that your phone has
the latest software update and
is connected to a network,
either WiFi or cellular.

Have your sensor ready

Keep your sensor close by so
you can apply it when ready.

CGM = continuous glucose monitoring

Step 1: Download and set up the app*

The FreeStyle Libre 3 app* is available for FreeStyle Libre 3 system users. Check to see if your smartphone is compatible here.

Download on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Watch this video on how to get started with the FreeStyle Libre 3 app*

Step 2: Apply and activate your sensor

Looking for tips to apply your sensor? Download our sensor application guide. You can also access tricks for keeping your sensor in place with our adhesion guide.

Watch this video to learn how to apply your FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor

Step 3: Get your first reading

Once you’ve connected your sensor to your smartphone; you’ll receive continuous, real-time glucose readings on your smartphone*, so you’ll know when your glucose is getting low and can act faster to avoid a hypo.

Setting your alarms

Optional, real-time glucose alarms let you know the minute your glucose is too low or too high.

Learn how to set up alarms in the FreeStyle Libre 3 app*.

Watch this video on how to view your glucose on the FreeStyle Libre 3 app*

Step 1: Download and set up the app

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

You can also view your glucose readings on a reader§.

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

Step 2: Apply and activate your sensor

Looking for tips to apply your sensor? Download our sensor application guide. You can also access tricks for keeping your sensor in place with our adhesion guide.

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

Step 3: Get your first reading

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.

Watch this video to learn how to connect your sensor to your phone

You’re on your way to making more informed decisions about your diabetes care!

Need more support?

The MyFreeStyle program will guide you through your journey with diabetes and teach you how to use your CGM system.
Let's go

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Man wearing a FreeStyle Libre sensor

 

Medicare coverage is available for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system if the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader is used to review glucose data on some days every month. Medicare and other third party payor criteria apply.

At this time, FreeStyle Libre 3 is not currently eligible for Medicare reimbursement, and Medicaid eligibility may vary by state.

Abbott provides this information as a courtesy, 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 3 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 3 app requires registration with LibreView.

† 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.

‡ Notifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within 33 feet unobstructed of the reading device. You must enable the appropriate settings on your smartphone to receive alarms and alerts, see the FreeStyle Libre 3 User’s Manual for more information.

§ The FreeStyle Libre 2 app and the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader have similar but not identical features. Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol and when your glucose alarms and readings from the system do not match symptoms or expectations.

♢ Eligible patients will receive one (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or (1) FreeStyle Libre 3 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 or Type 2 diabetes; it is not available for patients with gestational diabetes. Patients ages 18 and older are eligible to sign up and receive an offer for the (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or (1) FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor. Patients ages 4-17 are eligible to receive an offer for the (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or (1) FreeStyle Libre 3 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 Kaiser Permanente, Medicare, Medicaid or other federal or state healthcare programs, residents of Massachusetts, or US territories (other than Puerto Rico). The free (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or (1) FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor is provided as a sample and is limited to one NDC per eligible person. The FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or FreeStyle Libre 3 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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No use of any Abbott trademark, trade name, or trade dress in this site may be made without prior written authorization of Abbott Laboratories, except to identify the product or services of the company.

This website and the information contained herein is intended for use by residents of the United States.

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