Top Online Resources For People With Diabetes
Knowledge is power. For people with diabetes, knowledge about the condition, its causes and risk factors, and how best to treat and manage diabetes are essential elements of living a healthy, full life. For most folks, a diabetes diagnosis can be a sudden, unexpected, and frightening blow. A lot of that fear and anxiety comes […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Critical Importance Of Foot Care For People With Diabetes
For some health conditions, all it takes is a couple of weeks of medication or a surgical procedure to resolve the problem once and for all. Diabetes is not one of those conditions. Managing diabetes is a lifelong commitment that requires knowledge, vigilance, and proactive steps to prevent the many risks and complications that can […]
*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