Most private health insurance companies are now covering the FreeStyle Libre 2 system – many for non-insulin patients.¶ Encourage your patients to talk to their insurance provider or plan administrator to find out if they are already covered or how they may be covered.
The FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitoring system is covered under the Saskatchewan government-sponsored drug plan for those between the ages of 4 and 17 who manage their diabetes with insulin or have hyperinsulinism. To learn more and complete the applicable reimbursement form, visit https://formulary.drugplan.ehealthsask.ca/AppForms.
Patients can automatically receive an alarm¶ when their glucose is too low or too high.
Patients scan their FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor to see their glucose reading, trend arrow and 8-hour history.
Patients use the information to take appropriate action as needed.
Setting can range between 3.3 mmol/L to 5.6 mmol/L.
Setting can range between 6.7 mmol/L to 22.2 mmol/L.
Occurs when sensor loses its signal to phone.
The first and only 14-day sensor glucose monitoring system with alarms
clinically proven to significantly reduce night-time hypoglycemia vs. SMBG.1,2*
See how often patients are within, above or below target range
See if there are hypoglycemia events and when they are happening
See glucose variability vs. target range
See how often glucose values fall within target glucose range
See average glucose readings during different time intervals
Estimated A1C level is based on available sensor glucose data from the last 90 days
Estimated A1C is not similar to blood A1C and these numbers often differ.
See how much glucose data have been captured
Log glucose events and view individual glucose reading information
Encourage patients to visit MyFreeStyle.ca for more information and to download
the FreeStyle Libre 2 app‡‡ so they can start sharing glucose data with you remotely.
LibreView§§ provides secure, online access to patients’ glucose reports, so you can make informed diabetes management decisions.***
Patients can conveniently check their glucose with their phone‡‡
Connect to a Practice (PDF 3.4 MB) is a feature of the FreeStyle Libre 2 app‡‡ that lets patients easily share their glucose data with your practice and stay connected remotely
Optional, real-time glucose alarms let patients know when their glucose levels are too high or too low – no scanning required
The FreeStyle Libre 2 app§§ is free and compatible with NFC-enabled phones running iPhone 7 and higher with iOS 13.2 or higher and phones running Android OS 8 or higher. Please check our compatibility guide PDF (1.5 MB) for more information about device compatibility before using the app.
Getting your patients started is as simple as 1-2-3!
The FreeStyle Libre 2 system trial kit¶¶¶ includes a FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor only, for use with the FreeStyle Libre 2 app§§ on a compatible smartphone.
Please check the website for more information about device compatibility before using the app.
T1D=type 1 diabetes; T2D=type 2 diabetes.
* 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.
† The reader can capture data from the sensor when it is within 1 cm to 4 cm of the sensor.
‡ Sensor is water-resistant in up to 1 metre (3 feet) of water. Do not immerse longer than 30 minutes.
§ Finger pricks are required if your glucose readings and alarms do not match symptoms or expectations.
¶ Individual private drug plans can vary. Please have your patients check with their plan administrator and/or insurance company.
** The FreeStyle Libre 2 system has optional glucose alarms. Alarms need to be turned on in order to receive low and high glucose alarms.
†† Scanning the sensor does not require lancets.
‡‡ Results from the SELFY study of diabetes self-management in children (4-12 years) and teenagers (13-17 years). Questionnaire was either completed by children or their caregiver.
§§ Finger pricks are required if readings do not match symptoms or expectations. The FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor communicates with the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader that started it or the FreeStyle Libre 2 app that started it. The FreeStyle Libre 2 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 Libre 2 requires registration with LibreView.
¶¶ The LibreView website is only compatible with certain operating systems and browsers. Please check www.libreview.com for additional information.
*** The LibreLinkUp app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check www.librelinkup.com for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of LibreLinkUp and the FreeStyle Libre 2 app 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.
††† Treatment decisions should not be based on real-time sensor glucose readings alone but instead should consider all the information on the results screen.
‡‡‡ Use of FreeStyle LibreLink requires registration with LibreView. Automatic upload requires a wireless internet connection or mobile data connection.
§§§ To get a complete glycemic picture over the last 3 months, the sensor must be replaced every 14 days and the sensor must be scanned at least once every 8 hours.
¶¶¶ Sensors are available for eligible patients who meet the labelling requirements of 4 years or older with diabetes. Limit: one per registrant.
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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.
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