• FDA approves Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 14-day flash glucose monitoring system

    • July 31, 2018
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    The Freestyle Libre 14 Day Flash glucose monitoring system can be used by adult patients to make diabetes treatment decisions without obtaining a blood sample from the fingertip (fingerstick).

    It is claimed to be the longest lasting self-applied personal glucose sensor available on the market. People with diabetes can wear the sensor up to 14 days with high accuracy.

    The FreeStyle Libre and FreeStyle Libre 14 day flash glucose monitoring systems are continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices developed to replace blood glucose testing and detecting trends and tracking patterns for detecting episodes of hyperglycemia (low-glucose levels) and hypoglycemia (high-glucose levels).

    The FreeStyle Libre system, which was first introduced in Europe in 2014, with a 14-day wear time will help to avoid the need for fingersticks.

    In the US, the FreeStyle Libre system with a 10-day wear time was approved to replace blood BGM for adults with diabetes.

    With one-second scan, the users can check real-time glucose readings, and identify glucose trends with a directional arrow and review eight hours of glucose history.

    The sensor is worn on the back of the upper arm and is the size of two stacked quarters, said Abbott.


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