February 2019 Daily diabetes monitoring hurts. If you or someone you love has diabetes, you're probably familiar with the tedious routine of glucose monitoring, the painful fingersticks to draw a drop of blood and the bulky traditional glucose monitoring equipment requiring daily calibrations. These inconveniences can make it difficult to stick to a diabetes management plan, opening the door for complications to arise. What if you could take the pain and inconvenience out of glucose monitoring and experience a better way of managing the condition? For the 30.3 million Americans who have diabetes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of the FreeStyle® Libre is that life-changing experience. The revolutionary system eliminates the hurdles of traditional glucose monitoring and requires no routine fingersticks or fingerstick calibrations. Across the globe, more than 400,000 people are using the FreeStyle Libre, and the system has been clinically proven to be accurate, stable and consistent.