No more routine fingersticks*

Flash glucose monitoring allows you to conveniently check your glucose with a painless1, 1-second scan2 of the FreeStyle Libre sensor using your phone. instead of fingersticks*!

The FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system is designed to provide healthcare professionals with deeper insights and make informed treatment decisions.


What is it?

The FreeStyle Libre system is accurate, stable and consistent over 14 days without the need for routine fingersticks* or calibrations3

How does it work?

To obtain a glucose reading, users simply perform a quick, painless1 1-second scan of the smartphone over the FreeStyle Libre sensor. This easy scan gives you more information without the need for fingersticks*

How is it used?

The FreeStyle Libre sensor is waterproof and can be worn while bathing, showering, swimming and exercising.**††#

Glucose information at a glance

The sensor continuously measures glucose every minute and saves the glucose data. Scan the sensor at least every 8 hours for a full glycemic profile. This data is displayed after a typical 1-second scan2 of the FreeStyle LibreLink app via the sensor:

  • Current glucose value

    Display of 1-minute values. Speech output, if activated.

  • Trend arrows

    Shows how the glucose level is changing

  • Glucose history

    The graph consists of measured values ​​that have been saved in the last 8 hours

  • Easily add notes

    for recording relevant events


*Fingersticks are required if glucose readings do not match symptoms or expectations..

#A caregiver at least 18 years old is responsible for supervising, managing, and assisting the child in using the FreeStyle Libre system and interpreting its readings  

** 60-minute warm-up required when applying the sensor

†  The FreeStyle LibreLink app and the FreeStyle Libre reader have similar but not identical features. Fingersticks are required if readings do not match symptoms or expectations. The FreeStyle Libre sensor communicates with the FreeStyle Libre reader that started it or the FreeStyle LibreLink app that started it. A sensor started by the FreeStyle Libre reader will also communicate with the FreeStyle LibreLink app. The FreeStyle LibreLinkapp is only compatible with certain NFC enabled mobile devices and operating systems. Please check the website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of FreeStyle LibreLink requires registration with LibreView  

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

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 multicenter, open-label randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Therapy 8.1 (2017): 55-73

2.  Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc.  

3.  Bailey Timothy., et al. The Performance and Usability of a Factory-Calibrated Flash Glucose Monitoring System. Diabetes Technology &Therapeutics.2015;17(11):787-794