The FreeStyle Libre 2 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. In a study conducted by Abbott Diabetes Care, 92% of patients surveyed (n=119) agree/strongly agree that applying the sensor is less painful3 than a finger prick†.
To obtain a glucose reading, simply perform a quick, painless 1-second scan3 of the FreeStyle LibreLink app◊ over the sensor. This scan gives you more information than monitoring with blood glucose test strips, without the need for routine finger pricks†. The FreeStyle Libre 2 system also offers LibreView to generate concise reports to assist with the analysis of glucose data.₼
Each scan of 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.
Optional alarms will also let you know when your glucose readings are too high or too low.
|SENSOR SIZE||5 mm height and 35 mm diameter|
|SENSOR WEIGHT||5 grams|
|SENSOR POWER SOURCE||1 silver oxide battery|
|SENSOR LIFE||Up to 14 days|
|SENSOR MEMORY||8 hours (glucose reading stored every 15 minutes)|
|SENSOR OPERATING TEMPERATURE||10°C to 45°C|
|SENSOR APPLICATOR AND SENSOR PACK STORAGE TEMPERATURE||4°C to 25°C|
|OPERATING AND STORAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY
|SENSOR WATER RESISTANCE
||IP27: Can withstand immersion into one meter (3 ft) of water up to 30 minutes|
|OPERATING AND STORAGE ALTITUDE
||-381 meters (-1,250 ft) to 3048 meters (10,000 ft)|
LibreView offers a range of reports, including the 'Glucose Pattern Insights' report which includes assessment of Glucose Control Measures and the Ambulatory Glucose Profile that you can use to:
LibreView is intended for use by patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals to assist people with diabetes and their healthcare professionals in the review, analysis and evaluation of historical glucose device data to support effective diabetes management.
In other words:
LibreView is a secondary viewer and is not intended to provide treatment decisions or to be used as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
LibreView is not intended to be used for immediate clinical decision making, and is not intended to replace self-monitoring practices as advised by a physician.
Home users should consult a healthcare professional before making any medical interpretation and therapy adjustments from the information in the software.
Healthcare professionals should use information in the software in conjunction with other clinical information available to them.
The LibreView website is only compatible with certain operating systems and browsers. Please check www.LibreView.com for additional information.
Deliveries placed on www.freestylelibre.co.uk can only be shipped to addresses in the United Kingdom. One specific order can only be sent to one specific address. You can store up to 5 different delivery addresses (all in the same country) in your account.
Delivery takes approximately 5-7 days
If you are not happy with your order, you can return it to us within 14 days of delivery provided the following criteria is met:
Opened Outer Packaging – FreeStyle Libre 2 Sensors
If the outer packaging of the sensors has been opened then you may still cancel the Contract within 14 days of the date of receipt of the sensors.
If you wish to return sensors to Abbott as set out above, please contact the Abbott Customer Careline on 0800 170 1177 who will be able to advise you on how to return the sensors to Abbott.
If the individual sensors have not been opened, and providing that you return the sensors to Abbott within 14 days, Abbott will refund the full purchase price to you and the delivery costs.
You will be responsible for the costs of returning the sensors to Abbott.
Opened FreeStyle Libre 2 Sensors
In the event that you open an individual sensor package, Abbott is unable to accept the sensor for return for safety and hygiene reasons. You should dispose of the sensor according to the instructions included in the package.
Abbott is unable to offer any refund with respect to sensors that have been opened.Close Delivery & Returns
The first and only 14-day glucose monitoring system with alarms and proven accuracy1,2 without finger prick† calibration
Unlike traditional blood glucose monitoring, you can get your glucose reading without painful3 finger pricks with the FreeStyle Libre 2 system.†
Additionally, the FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor is made by a process which means the sensitivity of the sensors vary very little. This means that it is calibrated at the factory - so you don’t need to calibrate it again using a finger prick.†
It continuously measures the glucose concentration in your interstitial fluid, and stores 8 hours of data.
Finger prick blood glucose readings and sensor glucose readings won’t always match and in fact are likely to be different.
Sensor glucose readings come from the interstitial fluid (ISF), a thin layer of fluid that surrounds the cells of the tissues below your skin.
The FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor glucose reading may lag behind a finger prick blood glucose reading by about 2.1 minutes for children and about 2.4 minutes for adults.1