Time in Range: An important metric that goes beyond A1C

Time in Range complements A1C and provides actionable information.

The consensus data recommend that patients with T1D or T2D spend >70% of their time in range (3.9–10.0 mmol/L).6

Time in range

Coverage for the FreeStyle Libre system

Public and private reimbursement is available for the FreeStyle Libre system.

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The FreeStyle Libre family of products

FreeStyle Libre system

An innovative flash glucose monitoring system that uses sensors: 

  • Helps patients significantly reduce their A1C7

  • Helps patients understand the impact of their actions on their glucose3

  • Helps patients feel more engaged in managing their diabetes3

  • Provides complete glucose profile and easy-to-interpret reports

FreeStyle Libre

FreeStyle Libre 2 system

The next-generation flash glucose monitoring system. All the benefits of the FreeStyle Libre system, and:  

  • Optional, real-time glucose alarms

  • For patients aged 4 and older with diabetes 

  • No confirmatory finger pricks required for treatment decisions, even when glucose is low, falling, or rapidly changing

FreeStyle Libre 2

FreeStyle Libre family of products provides clinical benefits for a broad range of T1D and T2D patients

Better diabetes self-management


T1D=type 1 diabetes; T2D=type 2 diabetes.

* Data based on the number of users worldwide for the FreeStyle Libre system compared to the number of users for other leading personal-use sensor-based glucose monitoring systems. 

† Individual private drug plans can vary. Please have your patients check with their plan administrator and/or insurance company. 

‡ Data collected from the FreeStyle Libre System. FreeStyle Libre 2 has the same features as the FreeStyle Libre System, with the addition of optional real-time glucose alarms. Study data are applicable to both products.

§ FreeStyle Libre users: 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 hypoglycemia or impending hypoglycemia is reported by the FreeStyle LibreLink app or when symptoms do not match the app readings. 

¶ FreeStyle Libre 2 users: Finger pricks are required if glucose readings and alarms do not match symptoms or expectations.

 

References:

1. Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care. 

2. Bolinder J, et al. Novel glucose-sensing technology and hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes: a multicentre, non-masked, randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2016;388(10057):2254-63.

3. Haak T, et al. Flash glucose-sensing technology as a replacement for blood glucose monitoring for the management of insulin-treated type 2 diabetes: a multicenter, open-label randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Ther 2017;8(1):55-73.

4. Ajjan R. Insights from real world use of flash continuous glucose monitoring. Symposium presented at: American Diabetes Association 78th Scientific Sessions; June 22-26, 2018; Orlando, FL.

5. Seibold A, et al. A meta-analysis of real-world observational studies on the impact of flash glucose monitoring on glycemic control as measured by A1C. Poster presented at: American Diabetes Association 78th Scientific Sessions; June 22-26, 2018; Orlando, FL.

6.  Battelino T, et al. Clinical targets for continuous glucose monitoring data interpretation: recommendations from the international consensus on time in range. Diabetes Care 2019;42(8):1593-603.

7.  Kröger J, et al. Three European retrospective real-world chart review studies to determine the effectiveness of flash glucose monitoring on HbA1c in adults with type 2 diabetes [published online ahead of print December 12, 2019]. Diabetes Ther 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13300-019-00741-9.

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The FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system is indicated for measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in adults aged 18 years and older with diabetes mellitus. Always read and follow the label/insert. 

The FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitoring system is indicated for measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in people aged 4 years and older with diabetes mellitus. Always read and follow the label/insert.