Diabetic Skin Care Tips
Diabetes can negatively affect many organs, from the heart to the lungs to the kidneys. But it can also cause problems for the biggest organ of them all: the skin. People with diabetes are more likely to develop skin problems or have difficulty healing cuts, scrapes, or abrasions that would be minor for other people. […]
Diabetes And High Blood Pressure
So much about living with diabetes involves monitoring, managing, and maintaining blood sugar levels. But it isn’t just the amount of glucose in the bloodstream that matters when it comes to diabetes health. How well that bloodstream functions and how efficiently it delivers oxygen and nutrients throughout the body is critical to overall health. This […]
10 Famous People with Diabetes
According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 30 million Americans currently live with diabetes. That means you likely know someone in your life who has the condition, even if you don’t have diabetes yourself. But beyond your family, friends, and colleagues, there are plenty of other people you know who have diabetes, even if you didn’t […]
Tips For Processing a Diabetes Diagnosis
For many people, the hardest part of living with diabetes comes at the beginning. Receiving a diagnosis of diabetes can be shocking and scary. Getting such news is not only unexpected, but it also raises countless questions and worries about what the future will look like. But getting a diagnosis is the first step in […]
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. […]
Diabetes and Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is a common, if unwanted, challenge for many of us as we age. Sometimes, diminished hearing can result from a lifetime of listening to loud music or sudden trauma. But for people with diabetes, hearing loss is one of the many potential complications that come with the condition. Hearing loss is twice as common […]
Metabolic Syndrome: What Is It And What’s The Connection To Diabetes?
Sometimes, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In the case of the serious health condition called metabolic syndrome, the whole of the many risk factors involved combine to make each of them more dangerous and more likely to lead to other problems, including type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome affects the body […]
What To Do About Low Blood Sugar in the Morning
For a lot of people, all they need to get going in the morning is a strong cup of coffee. But for many folks living with diabetes, waking up and starting the day may require a little bit more than just some caffeine. That is because it isn’t uncommon for people with diabetes to have […]
*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