WHY PRICK WHEN YOU CAN SCAN?1
The FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system is designed to liberate patients from the hassles of glucose monitoring.
How it works.
1.APPLY THE SENSOR
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.
2. SCAN SENSOR
To obtain a glucose reading, simply perform a quick, painless 1-second scan of the reader over the sensor. This scan gives you more information than monitoring with blood glucose test strips, without the need for routine finger pricks2. The FreeStyle Libre system also offers optional FreeStyle Libre software to generate concise reports to assist with the analysis of glucose data.
3. GET READING
Each scan of the reader over the sensor gives a current glucose reading, the last 8-hours of glucose history, and a trend arrow showing if glucose is going up, down, or changing slowly. The reader can scan through clothing**.
*Data on file. Abbott Diabetes Care
**The reader can capture the data from sensor when it is placed between 1cm to 4cm from sensor.