ABBOTT Freestyle Libre CSH Sensor
Unlike traditional blood glucose monitoring, using the FreeStyle Libre sensor does not involve routine finger pricks.†
Additionally, the FreeStyle Libre sensor is made by a process which means the sensitivity of the sensors vary very little. This means that is calibrated at the factory - so you don’t need to calibrate it again using a finger prick.1,3
It continuously measures the glucose concentration in your interstitial fluid, and stores 8 hours of data.
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. In a study conducted by Abbott, users agreed that inserting the sensor was no more painful than a typical finger prick test.1
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 pricks.† The FreeStyle Libre system also offers LibreView∏,₼ 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.