Are you ready to get the full picture of your changing glucose levels throughout the day and nightφ with your new FreeStyle Libre 2 system? If so, we want to help you get the most out of it.
Please refer to the FreeStyle Libre 2 system User Manual for complete instructions.
Your FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor is the key to getting your complete glucose picture, so don't forget to choose the site correctly and apply your sensor with care:
Select an area of skin on the back of your upper arm that generally stays flat during normal daily activities (no bending or folding)
Avoid areas with moles, scarring, stretch marks, or lumps
Choose a site that is at least 2.5cm (1 inch) away from an insulin injection site
To prevent discomfort or skin irritation, you should select a different site other than the one most recently used
Now that you have prepared the site, you're ready to apply your FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor. The Sensor Pack and Sensor Applicator are packaged as a set.
Open the Sensor Pack by peeling off the lid completely. Unscrew the cap from the sensor applicator and set the cap aside
Line up the dark mark on the Sensor Applicator with the dark mark on the Sensor Pack. On a hard surface, press firmly down on the sensor applicator until it comes to a stop
Place the Sensor Applicator over the prepared site and push down firmly to apply the sensor to your body
Gently pull the Sensor Applicator away from your body. The Sensor should now be attached to your skin
Make sure the Sensor is secure after application. Put the cap back on the Sensor Applicator. Discard the used Sensor Pack and Sensor Applicator according to local regulations
You may find it helpful to use the following products to remove your Sensor. Everyone's skin is different; You may need to try various products to find the one that is right for you. Consult with your healthcare provider to decide on the best option.
The information below does not constitute an endorsement of the manufacturer or the product quality. Abbott is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of product information. Product availability may vary by country and region.
The manufacturer’s instructions for use of each product should be followed.
|Removing the Sensor||Baby Oil||Soft moisturiser|
|Remove™ Adhesive Remover||Removes adhesive residue on skin|
Use extra care while moving through your day. Avoid bumping or catching your sensor on doorframes, car doors, furniture, people, pets and other hard objects.
Avoid touching, pushing or pulling on the sensor. Also do not touch, scratch, or pull on the adhesive around the sensor, even if the adhesive has begun to peel. Ask children and loved ones to do the same.
Use extra care to avoid hitting or catching the sensor on clothing while getting dressed.
The sensor is water resistant but use extra care when cleansing around the sensor and when toweling off so that you do not catch or pull off the sensor. Do NOT take your Sensor deeper than 1 metre (3 feet) or immerse it longer than 30 minutes in water.
Avoid tight clothing on your arms while wearing the sensor. Tight clothing around your arms may pull off the sensor.
Avoid contact sports and heavy exercise with activity that may knock off your sensor.