If you are a
veteran:

The FreeStyle Libre portfolio of products
is covered by the Department of Veterans
Affairs for those who qualify1,2

See if you qualify1,2 for coverage for one of the FreeStyle Libre CGM systems

If you qualify1,2, talk to your healthcare professional about getting a prescription for one of our systems.

Prescription Criteria1,2

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The Veteran has Type 1, Type 2, or other unspecified diabetes and requires an intensive insulin regimen (e.g. ≥3 injections/day, or insulin pump) to achieve desired glycemic control (target range) based upon shared decision-making, as recommended by VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care (2017).

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The Veteran has the knowledge and skill set necessary to successfully utilize CGMS, including an understanding of the need to do SMBG for calibration as recommended by the manufacturer, and to evaluate “high” or “low” blood glucose results or trends based upon readings and/or alarms as recommended by the FDA and the treating healthcare team.

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The Veteran has followed provider recommendations for SBGM and therapy changes. This will assist providers with determining potential adherence with CGMS, which is essential in achieving improved outcomes.

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The Veteran agrees to ongoing medical appointments with the multidisciplinary team at least every 6 months (more frequently as recommended) to assess the adherence and benefit derived from CGMS, which will be documented in the medical record and used for justification for continued use.

Therapeutic CGM is provided based on the Veteran’s individual medical needs and is prescribed based upon clinician and patient shared decision making as recommended by the VA/DoD Guidelines of Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care (2017)2.

CGM = continuous glucose monitoring

Access a downloadable version of eligibility information.

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For more assistance, contact our Customer Care Team for support at 1-833-825-4273 (833-VA-LIBRE). The team is available 7 days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time, excluding holidays.

Commonly asked questions:

Can I pay cash for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system if it is not covered by my insurance? How much would I be paying?

I have insurance provided through the Department of Veteran Affairs; how can I access the FreeStyle Libre 2 system?

I have insurance provided through the Department of Defense TRICARE; how can I access the FreeStyle Libre 2 system?

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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.

References: 1. Data on File. Abbott Diabetes Care. 2. https://www.healthquality.va.gov/guidelines/CD/diabetes/​DMCPGPocketcardfinal508.pdf (Accessed July 8, 2022).

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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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