Welcome to flash glucose monitoring! The days of routine glucose testing with lancets, test strips and blood are over.2
The FreeStyle Libre system consists of a FreeStyle Libre reader which displays glucose data with every scan in a meaningful and user-friendly way, and a FreeStyle Libre sensor to be worn on back of the upper arm. This small water resistant5 sensor is designed to stay on the body for up to 14 days, and may be worn during regular activities such as showering.
A small sensor automatically measures and continuously stores glucose readings day and night3
Swim, shower or exercise — the FreeStyle Libre system is designed to be water-resistant and worn while bathing, showering, swimming5 and exercising
Glucose readings with a painless 1 second scan even through clothing4
With every scan you get your current glucose reading, the last 8 hours of glucose data and an arrow showing the direction your glucose is heading.
The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is indicated for measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in people (age 4 and older) with insulin-requiring diabetes mellitus. The indication for children (age 4 - 17) is limited to those who are supervised by a caregiver who is at least 18 years of age.
Discreet – convenient to wear under clothing10
Eliminates finger pricks needed for calibration
Only needs to be applied once every 2 weeks
You can lead an active lifestyle
Easy to hold and carry around12
Offers easy-to-understand graphs with a quick summary of glucose history
Enhances the user experience, can be read in the dark
Provides a complete glucose picture over 3 months13
9Data on file
10The reader can capture data from the sensor when it is within 1cm to 4cm of the sensor, even through clothing.
11Sensor is water-resistant in up to 1 metre (3 feet) of water for a maximum of 30 minutes
12Reader dimensions 95 mm x 60 mm x 16 mm and weight 65 grams
13To get a complete glycaemic picture over the last three months, the sensor must be replaced every fourteen days and the sensor must be scanned at least once every eight hours.