Fruits To Avoid For Diabetes
If you eat too much sugar, bad things happen. It’s just that simple. Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and a host of other medical issues can all arise if you consume large quantities of sugar regularly. People with diabetes must keep a watchful eye on their sugar intake to avoid blood sugar spikes. […]
Summer Heat and Diabetes: A Dangerous Combination
Summer is right around the corner, and after the year we’ve all had, warm temperatures, sunshine, and the joys of spending time outdoors are just what we need. But summer sun comes with summer heat. And while high temperatures and extended, unprotected exposure to the sun’s harmful rays pose risks to everyone, they are especially […]
The Connection Between Stress and Diabetes
Stress is an unavoidable part of life. If we didn’t know that before 2020, the experiences and challenges of the past year certainly made it clear. But too much stress and the inability to manage and reduce it can lead to much more severe consequences than a few moments of anxiety or worry. A whole […]
Eating An Early Breakfast May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk, New Study Suggests
The early bird may get the worm, but individuals who eat breakfast bright and early in the morning may get more protection against developing type 2 diabetes. That is the conclusion of a recent study that suggests that eating breakfast before 8:30 a.m. can help reduce several type 2 diabetes risk factors. Lower Blood Glucose […]
Why It’s Important To Check Your Blood Sugar Levels
Once you receive a diagnosis that you have diabetes, you will quickly get an education about blood sugar levels, how they impact your condition, and how to keep them at a healthy and optimal level. You will also learn that managing your diabetes requires thoughtfulness, planning, and a commitment to living a lifestyle that will […]
How to Check Blood Sugar Without a Meter
If you have diabetes, you have a lot of responsibilities when it comes to maintaining your health. You need to be thoughtful about what you eat and drink. You need to ensure that you get regular exercise and that you have a dedicated healthcare team that can help you effectively manage your diabetes. And, critically, […]
Best Beverages For Diabetes
People with diabetes spend a lot of time and energy carefully watching what they eat. That’s because they know that a healthy diet is critical to effective blood sugar management. But all of that thoughtful meal planning may overlook another essential aspect of what we put in our bodies: what we drink. The beverages that […]
Can COVID Make You More Likely To Develop Diabetes?
As we approach one year of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists and researchers continue to learn more about the causes, effects, risk factors, and complications associated with the virus. This includes how COVID impacts people with diabetes. While diabetes doesn’t make someone more or less likely to acquire the virus, it is now well […]
What Expectant Mothers Need To Know About Gestational Diabetes
Expectant moms have plenty to be excited about as they get ready for the joys of motherhood. But pregnancy is not without its challenges and risks, as any mother knows. One of those risks is gestational diabetes. Effecting between three and eight percent of pregnant women in the United States, this condition does not typically […]
What People With Diabetes Need To Know About The COVID-19 Vaccine
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues in fits and starts, who gets vaccinated and when is a subject of intense debate. Health care workers, nursing home residents, and essential workers are receiving top priority, followed by those 65 and older and individuals with pre-existing health conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to the virus. But […]
*Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol, when symptoms do not match system readings when you suspect readings may be in accurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.
Reference 1: Data on file. Abbott Diabetes Care. 2, FreeStyle Libre 14 day User’s Manual
Indications and Important Safety Information
FreeStyle Libre and FreeStyle Libre 14 day Flash Glucose Monitoring systems are continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices indicated for replacing blood glucose testing and detecting trends and tracking patterns aiding in the detection of episodes of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, facilitating both acute and long-term therapy adjustments in persons (age 18 and older) with diabetes. The systems are intended for single patient use and require a prescription.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Remove the sensor before MRI, CT scan, X-ray, or diathermy treatment.
WARNINGS/LIMITATIONS: Do not ignore symptoms that may be due to low or high blood glucose, hypoglycemic unawareness, or dehydration. Check sensor glucose readings with a blood glucose meter when Check Blood Glucose symbol appears, when symptoms do not match system readings, or when readings are suspected to be inaccurate. The system does not have alarms unless the sensor is scanned, and the system contains small parts that may be dangerous if swallowed. The system is not approved for pregnant women, persons on dialysis, or critically-ill population. Sensor placement is not approved for sites other than the back of the arm and standard precautions for transmission of blood borne pathogens should be taken. The built-in blood glucose meter is not for use on dehydrated, hypotensive, in shock, hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar state, with or without ketosis, neonates, critically-ill patients, or for diagnosis or screening of diabetes. When using FreeStyle LibreLink app, access to a blood glucose monitoring system is required as the app does not provide one. Review all product information before use or contact Abbott Toll Free (855-632-8658) or visit www.freestylelibre.us for detailed indications for use and safety information.html. . FreeStyle, Libre, and related brand marks are trademarks of Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. in various jurisdictions. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2018 Abbott. ADC-09691 vLO 10/18