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 – […]
New Study Suggests COVID-19 Disrupts Insulin Production In The Pancreas and Can Lead to Diabetes
While diabetes doesn’t make someone more or less likely to get sick with COVID-19, it is now well established that diabetes significantly increases the risk of serious complications or death from the virus. But a recent study suggests that COVID may also increase the likelihood of developing diabetes. Published in August 2021 in the journal […]
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 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 […]
Common Diabetes Drugs May Elevate Risk of Severe COVID Complications
According to a recently released study, a common class of diabetes medications can put individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 at greater risk of fatal complications from the disease. Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i), including Jardiance (empagliflozin) and Invokana (canagliflozin), help treat diabetes by making patients urinate out glucose. However, these drugs can also put people at […]
Diabetes and Flu Shots During COVID-19
Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on. For individuals with diabetes, the threat from coronavirus is particularly acute. While diabetes doesn’t make someone more or less likely to acquire the virus, a recent study does suggest that people with diabetes who do get sick from coronavirus are at significantly greater risk for more severe […]
Coronavirus and Diabetes
Long before anyone had heard of coronavirus, individuals living with diabetes faced a host of potential and serious health problems if they failed to keep a good handle on their condition. Diabetes leaves the body vulnerable to a wide range of ailments, such as cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, hypertension, kidney disease, and skin problems. Now, […]
*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.
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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