The FreeStyle Libre 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. It is held in place with a small adhesive pad.
To obtain a glucose reading, simply perform a quick, painless 1-second scan of the reader over the sensor. This scan gives you more information than monitoring with blood glucose test strips, without the need for routine finger pricks2. The FreeStyle Libre system also offers optional FreeStyle Libre software to generate concise reports to assist with the analysis of glucose data.
Each scan of the reader over 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. The reader can scan through clothing**.
*Data on file. Abbott Diabetes Care**The reader can capture the data from sensor when it is placed between 1cm to 4cm from sensor.Close How it Works
|READER SIZE||95mm * 60mm * 16mm|
|REAER POWER SOURCE||1 lithium-ion rechargeable battery|
|READER LIFE||7 days of typical use|
|READER MEMORY||90 days of typical use|
|READER OPERATING TEMPERATURE||10°C to 45°C|
|READER STORAGE TEMPERATURE||-20°C to 60°C|
|READER MOISTURE PROTECTION||Keep dry|
|Reader operating and storage altitude||-381 meters(-1,250 ft) to 3048 meters(10,000 ft)|
|READER DISPLAY TIMEOUT||6o seconds (120 seconds when test strip is inserted)|
|RADIO FREQUENCY||13.56 MHz|
|Data port||Micro USB|
|MINIMUM COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS||System must only be used with EN609050-1 computers|
|MEAN SERVICE LIFE||3 years of typical use|
|BLOOD GLUCOSE ASSAY RANGE||1.1 to 27.8mmol/L|
|BLOOD KETONE ASSAY RANGE||0.0 to 8.0mmol/L|
The software 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:
The FreeStyle Libre software is intended for use by individuals and health care professionals to aid in the review, analysis, and evaluation of information such as sensor glucose readings, blood glucose test results, blood ketone test results, and other data uploaded from the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system, in support of an effective diabetes health management program
The FreeStyle Libre software is not intended for the diagnosis of or screening for diabetes mellitus. Users should be aware that the FreeStyle Libre software is merely an information management tool and it is therefore not intended to substitute for the support of a health care professional. Individuals should always consult their health care professional if they have any queries or concerns about diabetes management.
A computer running one of the following operating systems:
• Microsoft Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
• Microsoft Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit)
• Microsoft Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit)
• OS X El Capitan
At minimum, a computer with a USB 2.0 compliant hub with a dual-core 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM.FreeStyle and related brand marks are trademarks of Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. in various jurisdictions.
Customer Service is available on 0800 170 1177 to answer any questions you may have about the FreeStyle Libre software. Printed User’s Manuals are available upon request.FreeStyle and related brand marks are trademarks of Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. in various jurisdictions. Copyright 2014 Abbott Laboratories. Abbott Park, Illinois,
U.S.A.Copyright 2014 Abbott Laboratories. Abbott Park, Illinois, U.S.A.
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 is £4.94 and 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 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 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.
Opened FreeStyle Libre Reader
In the event that you open your reader, Abbott is unable to accept the reader for return for safety and hygiene reasons. You should dispose of the reader according to the instructions included in the package.
Abbott is unable to offer any refund with respect to a reader that has been opened.Close Delivery & Returns
With every painless scan, the FreeStyle Libre reader displays the current glucose reading, the latest 8 hours of continuous glucose data and a trend arrow showing if glucose levels are going up down or changing slowly.
Additionally, it also presents a range of reports to allow you to easily interpret your data and help make more informed management decisions.
Trend arrows make it easy to spot ups, downs and night-time lows and see which way and how quickly glucose levels are changing.
The ability to scan as many times as you like allows you to better understand the impact of actions like food, exercise and insulin on glucose levels.
Furthermore, you can also set customisable reminders and alerts with sound or vibration, and add your own notes to help interpret your data.
Access to clear information to help you make informed changes between these visits, as directed by your Healthcare Professional, could have a positive effect on the outcome of your diabetes management.
By downloading the FreeStyle Libre software you will get access to different reports, including the ‘Glucose Pattern Insights’, which includes an assessment of Glucose Control Measures and the Ambulatory Glucose Profile, that you can use to :
1 The reader can capture the data from sensor when it is placed between 1cm to 4cm from sensor.
2 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 levels or if hypoglycaemia is reported by the system or when symptoms do not match the systems readings.