Can I Drink Alcohol If I Have Type 2 Diabetes?
Finding out that you have type 2 diabetes means finding out that you’ll need to make some changes to your diet and lifestyle to manage your condition, avoid risks and complications, and stay healthy. Many people agonize over whether they’ll still be able to eat their favorite foods or engage in the activities that bring […]
How To Manage Carbohydrates
Effectively managing diabetes means effectively managing many aspects of your health, lifestyle, and diet. This includes regular and vigilant monitoring of blood sugar levels. But it also includes keeping a close and thoughtful eye on one of the most significant factors that impact those levels: your consumption of carbohydrates. Carbs are the sugars, starches, and […]
Best and Worst Foods To Eat In a Type 2 Diabetes Diet
Effectively managing type 2 diabetes means effectively managing blood glucose levels. Controlling blood sugar levels is a matter of regular, consistent monitoring of those levels as well as eating the right foods – and avoiding the wrong ones. The good news is that a healthy type 2 diabetes diet doesn’t mean you have to forgo […]
4 Travel Tips For People With Diabetes
After more than a year of lockdown and quarantine and visiting people through computer screens, folks are itching to travel again. With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly in sight, people are making plans to get in cars and hop on planes to visit beaches, mountains, distant cities, or far-flung loved ones. And if […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Men’s Health and Diabetes: What You Should Know
For men and women alike, diabetes can cause or put them at risk for a wide range of unwanted health problems. This includes heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and vision loss, among other issues. For guys with diabetes, however, the condition can manifest itself in frustrating and embarrassing ways. Specifically, it is not unusual for […]
How To Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle With Diabetes
Effective diabetes management doesn’t have to be difficult, but it isn’t automatic either. It requires thoughtfulness, planning, and a commitment to living a lifestyle that will increase your health and well-being while helping you avoid many of the serious complications that can arise with the condition. What you do – and don’t do – each […]
*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