The FreeStyle Libre 14 day system is a continuous glucose monitoring system consisting of a smartphone app or a handheld reader and a glucose sensor worn on the back of the upper arm. One sensor lasts for 14 days.
The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is indicated for measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in people (age 4 and older) with diabetes mellitus.
The sensor measures glucose every minute, by using a thin, flexible filament, which is inserted just under the skin.
The indication for children (age 4 - 17) is limited to those who are supervised by a caregiver who is at least 18 years of age. The caregiver is responsible for managing or assisting the child to manage the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System and for interpreting or assisting the child to interpret FreeStyle Libre readings.
It is designed to replace blood glucose testing in the self-management of diabetes with the exceptions listed below. Under the following circumstances, use a blood glucose meter to check the current glucose readings from the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System Sensor:
- During times of rapidly changing glucose levels, interstitial glucose levels as measured by the Sensor and reported as current may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels.
- When glucose levels are falling rapidly, glucose readings from the Sensor may be higher than blood glucose levels.
- Conversely, when glucose levels are rising rapidly, glucose readings from the Sensor may be lower than blood glucose levels.
The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System automatically measures glucose readings day and night and is accurate for insulin dosing. The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is painless to apply and easy to wear. Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see the Check Blood Glucose symbol when symptoms do not match system readings when you suspect readings may be inaccurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.
For Freestyle Libre Product Support or functionality issues contact: Abbott Diabetes Customer Service Department directly.
Tel: 0800 222 688 Email: DiabetesCareSouthAfrica@abbott.com
Queries relating to Freestyle Libre Products to be claimed on Discovery medical scheme contact Pharmacy Direct's Customer Support Centre.
Tel: 086 002 7800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org