Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 2 Registered for Use by Children and Adults Living with Diabetes in Australia
- FreeStyle Libre 2 system continuously measures glucose data every minute with automated, optional real-time glucose alarms1 to alert users when their glucose is high or low without scanning
- Abbott’s latest life-changing technology is designed to be accessible to as many people as possible, at the same price2 as the current FreeStyle Libre system
- FreeStyle Libre 2 will be available in Australia over the coming months to insulin-dependent individuals3
31 March 2021
Abbott is pleased to announce its next-generation, sensor-based glucose monitoring technology, FreeStyle Libre 2 is now registered for use in Australia by adults and children (4 and older) with insulin-dependent diabetes, following review by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
FreeStyle Libre 2, now with automated, optional, real-time glucose alarms, will be made available in Australia over the coming months and will be priced the same as the current FreeStyle Libre system.
With FreeStyle Libre 2, more Australians can enjoy features such as unsurpassed 14-day accuracy, excellent performance, trends, insights and actionable data with the FreeStyle LibreLink mobile app4 or on a reader.
Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 2’s new features such as automated, optional, real-time alarms1 and ability to measure glucose levels every minute give users the option to be alerted in real-time of critical events such as hypoglycemia (low glucose levels5) or hyperglycemia (high glucose levels6).
The addition of FreeStyle Libre to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), effective March 1 2020, has already provided an important choice for eligible Australians living with Type 1 diabetes7. Over the coming months, Abbott will work with the Department of Health to advance the process of including the FreeStyle Libre 2 system on the NDSS.
Abbott also continues to work with the Federal Government and the Department of Health to seek full access for all insulin-using people living with diabetes who need flash glucose monitoring technology.
For more information on the FreeStyle Libre 2, please visit www.freestylelibre.com.au and sign up for updates.
1 Notifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within 6 metres of the reading device.
2 Recommended Retail Price (RRP) as listed on respective websites, accessed March 2021.
3 FreeStyle Libre 2 User Manual, Indications for Use.
4 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 requires registration with LibreView.
5 FreeStyle Libre 2 User Manual. Based on low glucose alarms set at 3.9 mmol/L
6 FreeStyle Libre 2 User Manual. Based on high glucose alarms set at 10.0 mmol/L
7 National Diabetes Services Scheme https://www.ndss.com.au/about-the-ndss/changes-to-the-ndss/changes-to-the-ndss- from-1-march-2020/ ; accessed March 3, 2021