Preparing For Your Medical VisitPreparing For Your Medical Visit
Preparing For Your Medical VisitPreparing For Your Medical Visit

Ready for your next appointment with your healthcare professional?

The data provided by the FreeStyle Libre system may assist in a more detailed discussion with your healthcare professional, including data to help optimise your treatment plan to achieve your glucose goals. See below for more information on how to prepare.

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ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR DIABETES HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL?

This information may assist you in having better discussions with your healthcare provider regarding your treatment plan and how to achieve the best possible management of your diabetes. Below you can find information to help you prepare for, and get the most from, your next appointment.

PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Below are some handy helpful tips to prepare for your next appointment with your healthcare professional.

Make sure your latest FreeStyle Libre Sensor glucose data is uploaded to LibreView1. Click here for more information.

Write down any specific questions or concerns you want to discuss with your healthcare professional so you don’t forget them.

Take a friend or family member with you to the appointment to ensure you don’t miss anything.

AT YOUR APPOINTMENT

While you are at your appointment, it would be helpful to use your glucose data on LibreView1 to start your discussions. Your Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) is a useful tool for you and your healthcare professional to make informed decisions about your glucose management.

A good starting point on LibreView1 is the ‘Glucose Patterns Insights’ report. This includes your traffic light ratings. Below are some questions you may wish to discuss with your healthcare professional based on your data:

How many of your readings align with your glucose goal?

Are there any particular times you are more inclined to experience hypoglycaemia (where the blue wave falls into the low threshold area) and what can you do to address this?

How steady are your glucose levels throughout the day (the shape of the dark blue line through the centre of the blue area)?

What is the degree of variability in your glucose readings day to day (the narrower the dark blue band, the less variability) and what does this mean?

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT

Make a note of the goals you have agreed with your healthcare professional and put them somewhere visible so you can check how you’re doing between appointments.

1.LibreView is developed and distributed by Newyu, Inc. The LibreView website is only compatible with certain operating systems and browsers. Please check www.libreview.com for additional information.
Does medicare cover continuous glucose monitoring?

The FreeStyle Libre sensor is applied on to the back of the upper arm with a simple, disposable device called an applicator. When the sensor is applied, a thin, flexible and sterile fibre is inserted just under the skin. It is held in place with a small adhesive pad.

Most people do not feel any discomfort under the skin while wearing the FreeStyle Libre sensor. In a 2013 US study conducted by Abbott Diabetes Care, 93.4% of patients surveyed (n=30) strongly agree or agree that while wearing the sensor, they did not feel any discomfort under their skin. [29 persons have finished the study; 1 person terminated the study after 3 days due to skin irritations in the area where the sensor touched the skin.]

Are blood glucose meters covered by insurance?

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