97% of users, ages 4-17Ѱ, say the FreeStyle Libre system is easier to use than finger prick testing.1
The FreeStyle Libre 2 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†.
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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, The European Paediatric Diabetes Survey, A survey of 600 Parents of children aged 4-14 years with Type 1 diabetes, Conducted by Opinion Health, January 2016.
* 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.
₸ 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.
† Finger pricks are required if your glucose readings and alarms do not match symptoms or expectations.
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.
◊ Patients choose which device they want to receive alarms: FreeStyle Libre 2 reader or FreeStyle LibreLink app. They must start their FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor with that selected device. Once the patient scans their FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor with that device, they can receive alarms only on that device. The FreeStyle LibreLink app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check the website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of FreeStyle LibreLink requires registration with LibreView
§ The LibreLinkUp app is only compatible with certain mobile device and operating systems. Please check www.librelinkup.com for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of LibreLinkUp and FreeStyle LibreLink requires registration with LibreView. 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.
ǁ Transfer of glucose data between applications depends on mobile connectivity.
₼ The LibreView website is only compatible with certain operating systems and browsers. Please check www.libreview.com for additional information.
Δ Use of FreeStyle LibreLink requires registration with LibreView. Automatic upload requires a wireless internet connection or mobile data connection.