Category: Healthy Tips
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. […]
Bone and Joint Problems with Diabetes
Among the many health risks that increase for people with diabetes are various conditions that affect bones and joints. While everybody’s bones and joints become weaker and more prone to injury and damage as we age, diabetes and many of the factors that contribute to the condition, such as obesity, nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy), and […]
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Health problems affecting the legs and feet can be painful and debilitating for anyone. But for people with diabetes, they can be downright deadly. Diabetic individuals are extremely vulnerable to infection in the extremities as well as the development of foot ulcers. Making matters worse, diabetes can diminish the ability to feel pain or discomfort […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tips for Managing Type 2 Diabetes During the Holidays
It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holidays are also a challenging time for individuals with diabetes. From office parties to family gatherings to plates of cookies, cakes, and other sweets seemingly appearing on every counter 24/7, the time between Thanksgiving and New Years Day is fraught with diabetic dietary […]
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 […]
*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