Author: Jordan Soblick
5 Lesser-Known Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
The symptoms of type 2 tend to develop gradually. You won’t go to bed not having diabetes only to wake up with the disease the following day. But after a while, the most common signs of diabetes, such as constant thirst and frequent urination, will become unmistakable and unavoidable. But there are plenty of more […]
Carb-Rich Breakfasts May Help People With Diabetes Live Longer, New Study Suggests
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that is certainly the case with people with diabetes. But not all breakfasts are created equal, and a new study suggests that including carbohydrate-rich foods in the first meal of the day – and throttling back on the carbs later in the […]
Sleeping With Light On May Increase Diabetes Risk
If you sleep with the light on, new research may keep you up at night. Several studies suggest that keeping the lights on at night may increase your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Light helps the body’s internal clock govern a host of biological functions from temperature to the release of hormones […]
New Study Links Vaping and E-Cigarettes To Increased Risk of Prediabetes
Smoking is terrible for you in many more ways than one, including increasing your risk for type 2 diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that people who smoke are 30 to 40 percent more likely than non-smokers to develop type 2 diabetes. But a new study concludes that vaping and e-cigarettes […]
How Diabetes Can Lead To Blindness
Few parts of the body are immune from potential problems caused by diabetes. This includes the eyes. Without proper evaluation, treatment, and effective diabetes management, people with diabetes are at risk of developing a debilitating eye condition known as diabetic retinopathy that can lead to vision loss and blindness. What Is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetes damages […]
Good Sugar Substitutes For Diabetes
Diabetes has many effects on the body, but one thing it doesn’t change is your sweet tooth. The challenge for many people with diabetes is satisfying that love for sugary goodness from time to time when they need to keep such a watchful eye on their blood sugar levels. But grocery shelves are full of […]
Do Your Genes Cause Type 1 Diabetes?
The genes we’re born with, the ones passed down from our parents and their parents, impact so much of who we are, from the color of our eyes, to whether we have a full head of hair or not, to our chances of having any number of diseases or other health problems. This includes, to […]
Caffeine, Coffee and Diabetes: Good, Bad or Neither?
For many, if not most Americans, caffeine is the way they get their day started and the crutch they lean on to keep them going during a busy day. Whether it’s that first (or third) cup of coffee, or soda, tea, or chocolate, caffeine is part of daily life. But for people with type 2 […]
Cardiovascular Disease with Diabetes: What To Look For & How To Reduce Risk
Of all of the many potential complications associated with diabetes, none takes more lives than cardiovascular disease (CVD). Problems with the heart and blood vessels, including atherosclerosis, heart failure, and arrhythmias, are the leading cause of death in people with diabetes and are responsible for 2/3 of all deaths among those with type 2 diabetes. […]
New Study Suggests Links COVID-19 To Increased Diabetes Risk In Children
People with diabetes who get sick with COVID-19 are more at risk for severe complications or death from the virus. But a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that the converse may also be true: that COVID-19 may make certain people – children and teens, in fact – […]
*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
*The FreeStyle LibreLink app and the FreeStyle Libre 14 day reader have similar but not identical features. 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 inaccurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.
The FreeStyle Libre 2 app and the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader have similar but not identical features. Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol and when your glucose alarms and readings from the system do not match symptoms or expectations
‡‡‡Based on the sensor being replaced once every 14 days, and scanned at least once every 8 hours.
§§§Glucose readings are not available during 1-hour warm-up, when sensor is too hot or too cold, when you see an error or "LO" or "HI" message, or no current glucose reading