97% of users, ages 4-17Ѱ, say the FreeStyle Libre system is easier to use than finger prick testing.1
The FreeStyle Libre system monitors interstitial fluid glucose levels continuously, including times when you might otherwise perform finger prick monitoring†.
Children undergo finger-prick tests on average 6 times a day and dislike it for many reasons: hassle, pain and embarrassment2.
On February 4, 2016, Abbott announced that it obtained the European CE Mark for the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for children aged 4-17 years old. This means that, with the help of their parent or caregiverѰ, children and young people with diabetes living in Europe are able to experience the liberation from the pain and hassle of routine finger pricks†.
1. Edge, Julie, et al. An alternative sensor-based method for glucose monitoring in children and young people with diabetes. Archives of Disease in Childhood 102.6 (2017): 543-549
2. Data on file. Abbott Diabetes Care.
* Scanning the sensor does not require lancets.
φ For a complete glycaemic picture, scan once every 8 hours.
‡ 60-minute warm-up required when applying the sensor.
~ Daily Patterns need at least 5 days of glucose data.
Ω The reader can capture data from the sensor when it is within 1cm to 4cm of the sensor.
θ The Glucose Trend Arrow may not always appear with every reading.
₸ Sensor is water resistant in up to 1 metre (3 feet) of water for a maximum of 30 minutes. Do not immerse longer than 30 minutes. Not to be used above 10,000 feet.
† A finger prick test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels or if hypoglycaemia or impending hypoglycaemia is reported by the system or when symptoms do not match the system readings.
Ѱ For children aged 4-12, a caregiver at least 18 years old is responsible for supervising, managing, and assisting them in using the FreeStyle Libre system and interpreting its readings.
◊ The FreeStyle LibreLink app and the FreeStyle Libre reader have similar but not identical features. A finger prick test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels or if hypoglycaemia or impending hypoglycaemia is reported by the FreeStyle LibreLink app or when symptoms do not match the app readings. The FreeStyle Libre sensor communicates with the FreeStyle Libre reader that started it or the FreeStyle LibreLink app that started it. A sensor started by the FreeStyle Libre reader will also communicate with the FreeStyle LibreLink app. The FreeStyle LibreLink app is compatible with NFC-enabled smartphones running Android OS 5.0 or later and with iPhone 7 and later running OS 11 and later. Use of FreeStyle LibreLink requires registration with LibreView, a service provided by Abbott and Newyu, Inc.
§ LibreLinkUp is a mobile application, developed and provided by Newyu, Inc. Use of LibreLinkUp and FreeStyle LibreLink requires registration with LibreView, a service provided by Abbott and Newyu, Inc. The LibreLinkUp mobile app is not intended to be a primary glucose monitor: home users must consult their primary device(s) and consult a healthcare professional before making any medical interpretation and therapy adjustments from the information provided by the app.
¥ LibreLinkUp is compatible with Android phones running Android OS 4.4 and higher and iPhones running iOS 10 and higher.
ǁ Transfer of glucose data between applications depends on mobile connectivity.
∏ LibreView is developed and distributed by Newyu, Inc.
₼ LibreView minimum system requirements to view data : Safari release 10.1, Internet Explorer 11, Firefox release 32.0, or Chrome release 37.0, installed on a computer running Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10), Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 Anniversary update. LibreView Device Drivers are installed in order to upload data from a device connected to the computer. Refer to the LibreView Quick Start Guide for additional information.
Δ Data captured by the FreeStyle LibreLink app will be automatically uploaded to LibreView when the phone on which it’s running is connected to the Internet.