Are you ready to get the full picture of your changing glucose levels throughout the day and night with your new FreeStyle Libre system? If so, we want to help you get the most out of it.
Please refer to the FreeStyle Libre system User Manual for complete instructions.
Your 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 or tattoos.
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.
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 Diabetes Care 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 (johnsonsbaby.co.uk)|
|Remove Adhesive Remover||Removes adhesive residue on skin (smith-nephew.co.uk)|
|UNI-SOLVE Adhesive Remover||Formulated to reduce adhesive trauma to the skin by thoroughly dissolving dressing tape and appliance adhesives (smith-nephew.co.uk)|
Now that you have prepared the site, you're ready to apply your sensor. The Sensor Pack and Sensor Applicator are packaged as a set (separately from the Reader).
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. 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.
Use extra care while moving through your day. Avoid bumping or catching your sensor on doorframes, car doors, furniture, people, pets and other hand 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.