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A robust need for life-changing diabetes technology.
Nov 28 2018
People living with diabetes often monitor their own glucose levels on a daily basis. Now there's life-changing technology in the form of the FreeStyle Libre 14 day glucose monitoring system that enables self-monitoring without fingersticks1. It has swiftly become the No. 1 sensor-based glucose monitoring system worldwide, used by more than 1 million people across 44 countries2.
In October, Abbott announced its FreeStyle Libre 2 system received Europe's CE Mark, which adds real-time alarms for users when their glucose is too high or too low, as well as other new features at the same price point. U.S. regulators approved LibreLink, the iPhone app that allows people to check their glucose levels with a smartphone, adding more convenience to the system3.
1. * Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol, when symptoms do not match system readings, when you suspect readings may be inaccurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.
2. FreeStyle Libre and FreeStyle Libre 14 day Flash Glucose Monitoring systems are continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices indicated for replacing blood glucose testing and detecting trends and tracking patterns aiding in the detection of episodes of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, facilitating both acute and long-term therapy adjustments in persons (age 18 and older) with diabetes. The systems are intended for single patient use and require a prescription.
3. Do not ignore symptoms that may be due to low or high blood glucose, hypoglycemic unawareness, or dehydration. Check sensor glucose readings with a blood glucose meter when Check Blood Glucose symbol appears, when symptoms do not match system readings, or when readings are suspected to be inaccurate. The systems do not have alarms unless the sensor is scanned, and the systems contain small parts that may be dangerous if swallowed. The systems are not approved for pregnant women, persons on dialysis, or critically-ill population. Sensor placement is not approved for sites other than the back of the arm and standard precautions for transmission of blood borne pathogens should be taken. The built-in blood glucose meter is not for use on dehydrated, hypotensive, in shock, hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar state, with or without ketosis, neonates, critically-ill patients, or for diagnosis or screening of diabetes. When using FreeStyle LibreLink app, access to a blood glucose monitoring system is required as the app does not provide one. Review all product information before use or contact Abbott Toll Free (855-632-8658) or visit www.freestylelibre.us for detailed indications for use and safety information.
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