Your current FreeStyle Libre reader will not work with the new FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor.

Use the FreeStyle LibreLink app available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to scan your FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor.

The FreeStyle Libre 2 readers will be available in South Africa towards the end of 2024.

Discovery Health Medical Scheme members should continue claiming FreeStyle Libre 2 sensors via CDE, M-KEM, Pharmacy Direct, and Medipost to avoid co-payments (depending on plan type).

If you claim from a pharmacy not listed above, the price of each sensor may be greater than the approved CGM benefit amount, and the amount billed by pharmacy would be for your own account.

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FreeStyle for every person with diabetes


Benefits for people living with Type 1 diabetes

Benefits for children living with diabetesѰ

Benefits for people living with Type 2 diabetes

Benefits for people living
with Type 1 diabetes

  • No more fingerstick testing

    The FreeStyle Libre system lets you monitor your glucose levels without painful fingersticks. 97% of Type 1 users of the FreeStyle Libre systems* agreed that it's more convenient.1

  • Real-time glucose readings every minute

    Just a quick glance at your smartphone gives you real-time glucose values – and where they're heading.◊,◊◊

  • Reduced time in hypoglycaemia & increased time in target2

    Optional alarms¤ and checking your glucose values whenever you need them makes it easier to avoid hypoglycaemia and in turn, to spend more time in target range.

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Benefits for people living with Type 2 diabetes

  • More confidence in managing your diabetes3

    Continuous glucose monitoring at-a-glance makes it easier4 to have an eye on your glucose levels. Anytime, anywhere.

  • Better understanding of how your lifestyle impacts your diabetes

    The more real-time readings you get, the better you see how certain foods and types of exercise impact your glucose levels. This can help you make lifestyle decisions that positively impact your glycaemic control.

  • goodbye to routine fingersticks

    Easily check your glucose levels and where they're headed – without fingersticks, but just a quick glance at your smartphone.◊,◊◊

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Benefits for children living with diabetesѰ

  • Easy and painless5

    Application of the FreeStyle Libre 2 is easy and painless, removing the need for fingersticks which can be distressing, particularly for children.Ѱ,5

  • Peace of mind6 through the night

    Receive alarms if your child’s glucose levels rise or fall,¤ even while they’re asleep.Ѱ This removes the need for proactive glucose checks throughout the night, resulting in a better night’s sleep for you and your child.

  • More safety through remote monitoring

    With the FreeStyle Libre apps* and LibreLinkUp,§ you can keep up-to-date with your child’s glucose levels, wherever they are,> even when they're asleep.

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Benefits during pregnancy7

  • More confidence in managing your diabetes during pregnancy

    Regular glucose monitoring is an important step towards a healthy pregnancy and birth.8 The FreeStyle Libre 2 system offers more glucose information to make it a lot easier for you.7

  • Real-time glucose readings

    A reading every minute, 1440 readings per day – in a phase of life when it matters most.

  • Fast, discreet and convenient

    The FreeStyle Libre systems are faster, more discreet, less stressful, less painful and easier to use than routine blood glucose testing for pregnant women.1


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References & Disclaimers 

Images are for illustrative purposes only. Not real patient or data.

Ѱ For children aged 4-12, a caregiver at least 18 years old is responsible for supervising, managing, and assisting them in using the FreeStyle Libre systems and interpreting its readings.

† Fingersticks are required if glucose readings and alarms do not match symptoms or expectations.

* FreeStyle Libre systems refers to the FreeStyle Libre 2 systems. FreeStyle Libre apps refers to the FreeStyle LibreLink.

◊ The FreeStyle LibreLink app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check the website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of FreeStyle LibreLink may require registration with LibreView.

¤ Notifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within range of the reading device. You must have override do not disturb settings enabled to receive alarms and alerts on your smartphone.

‡ 60-minute warm-up required when applying the sensor.

₸ Sensor is water resistant in up to 1 metre (3 feet) of water for a maximum of 30 minutes. Do not immerse longer than 30 minutes. Not to be used above 10,000 feet.

§ The LibreLinkUp app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of LibreLinkUp requires registration with LibreView. The LibreLinkUp mobile app is not intended to be a primary glucose monitor: home users must consult their primary device(s) and consult a healthcare professional before making any medical interpretation and therapy adjustments from the information provided by the app. 

> Transfer of glucose data between applications depends on internet connectivity.

φ For a complete glycaemic picture during signal loss, scan once every 8 hours.

1. Data on File, Abbott Diabetes Care. Inc

2. Leelarathna L. N Engl J Med. (2022). https:/doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2205650

3. Fokkert M. BMJ Open Diab Res Care (2019):

4. Haak, T., Diabetes Ther. (2017):

5. Edge, J. Arch Dis Child. (2017):

6. Campbell, F. Pediatric Diabetes. (2018):

7. Scott, Eleanor M., et al. Accuracy, User Acceptability, and Safety Evaluation for the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System When Used by Pregnant Women with Diabetes. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 20.3 (2018):180-18

8. NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Diabetes in pregnancy Quality standard [QS109] January 2016.