The FreeStyle Libre system 

Empower your patients to take control of their diabetes self-management and improve their glycemic outcomes1-4

The #1 sensor-based glucose monitoring system used worldwide5*

  •   Easy to use

    •  A painless,5 1-second scan
    •  Provides a current glucose reading, trend arrow and 8-hour history
  •   Easy to wear

    • A small, discreet sensor that is easy to apply and wear for up to 14 days5
    • Scans through clothing
    • Swim, shower and exercise – the sensor stays on and keeps working

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  • Current glucose

    provides your patient with an accurate glucose reading

  • Glucose trend arrow

    shows your patients where their glucose is heading

  • Glucose graph

    shows your patients an 8-hour history of their glucose levels

  • Glucose message

    tells your patients if their glucose is in or out of target range

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Detailed glucose reports provide actionable information – available right from your patient’s device

The FreeStyle LibreLink app reports can quickly and easily provide your patients with the answers they’re looking for.

Time in target

Daily patterns

Low glucose events

Daily graph

Average glucose

Estimated A1C

Sensor usage

Logbook

Watch this video to learn more about how to read and understand
the FreeStyle LibreLink app reports. 

The FreeStyle digital ecosystem provides seamless connected care 

Encourage patients to visit MyFreeStyle.ca for more information and
to download the FreeStyle LibreLink app so they can start sharing
glucose data with you remotely.

 

A closer look at the FreeStyle Libre digital tools 

LibreView

 
 

 

Stay connected to your patients with LibreView**

LibreView** provides secure, online access to patients’ glucose reports, so you can make informed diabetes management decisions.‡‡

  • Convenient for patients

    Patients can share their glucose data with you remotely using their FreeStyle LibreLink app.¶§§

     

  • Convenient for you

    Allows you to access patients’ glucose reports on demand and virtually.

The FreeStyle LibreLink app

  

  • Patients can conveniently check their glucose with their phone instead of the FreeStyle Libre reader

  • Connect to a Practice (PDF 3.4 MB) is a feature of the FreeStyle LibreLink app¶ that lets patients easily share their glucose data with your practice and stay connected remotely

    • Your patients’ glucose data are automatically uploaded§§ to LibreView,** a cloud-based system that enables you to access reports, on demand

User manuals

Review full user manual for details:

Compatibility guide

The FreeStyle LibreLink app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our compatibility guide PDF (1.3 MB) for more information about device compatibility before using the app.

The LibreLinkUp mobile app

Patients can easily monitor and share their glucose readings with their caregivers¶†† 

  • Convenient for your patients 

    Patients can conveniently check their glucose using their phone.

  • Convenient for caregivers

    Caregivers can remotely monitor their loved ones’ glucose readings, day and night.††

 

Specifications

User manual 

Review full user manual for details. 

Compatibility guide

Download PDF (394 KB)

The FreeStyle Libre sensor

  • Comfortable

    No painful finger pricks§ and designed to stay on the body for up to 14 days. 

  • Convenient

    Automatically measures and stores glucose readings day and night.¶¶

  • Discreet

    Painless5 glucose readings with a one-second scan, even through clothing. 

  • Easy

    Water-resistant and designed to be worn while bathing, showering, swimming or exercising. 

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Sensors stick better when patients wash, 
clean and dry their skin before application.

Coverage for the FreeStyle Libre system 

Most private health insurance companies cover the FreeStyle Libre system. Did you know that many of these private insurers cover the FreeStyle Libre system for non-insulin using patients as well?***  Encourage patients to speak to their plan administrator to find out how they may be covered.

The FreeStyle Libre system is covered by Ontario,††† Quebec‡‡‡ and Yukon§§§ public reimbursement programs for eligible patients.

 

The FreeStyle Libre system provides clinical benefits for a broad range of T1D and T2D patients1-4

 

Increased glucose monitoring frequency is strongly associated with better diabetes self-management1-4

Prescribe the FreeStyle
Libre system for
your patient

Invite your patients to a 
GETTING STARTED 
webinar

By registering for a GETTING STARTED
webinar, patients will be enrolled in 
MyFreeStyle, our 30-day program to help
them take charge with confidence and have
the option to request a FREE FreeStyle
Libre trial kit¶¶¶ to be shipped to their home

 

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. 

† The reader can capture data from the sensor when it is within 1-4 cm of the sensor.

‡ Sensor is water-resistant in up to 1 metre (3 feet) of water. Do not immerse longer than 30 minutes. Not to be used above 10,000 feet.  

§ 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.

¶ The FreeStyle LibreLink app and the FreeStyle Libre reader have similar but not identical features. 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. The FreeStyle Libre sensor communicates with the FreeStyle Libre reader that started it or the FreeStyle LibreLink app that started it. A sensor started by the FreeStyle Libre reader will also communicate with the FreeStyle LibreLink app. 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 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 LibreLink 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.

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

††† For people managing diabetes with insulin.

‡‡‡ For residents of Quebec, the following two criteria must be met: intensive insulin therapy (insulin pump treatment or ≥3 insulin injections per day), and frequent hypoglycemic events during the last year.

§§§ For people over 18 years of age with T1D. 

¶¶¶ Sensors are available for eligible patients who meet the labelling requirements of 18 years or older with diabetes mellitus. Limit: one per registrant.

 

References:

1.      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.

2.      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.

3.      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.

4.      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.

5.      Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care. 

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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.