Category: Research & Resources
In addition to the tens of millions of Americans who have diabetes, approximately 96 million have a closely related but equally serious condition: prediabetes. As the name implies, prediabetes involves the same fundamental issue as diabetes – higher than normal blood sugar levels – but not yet high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. […]
Which States Have The Highest Rates Of Diabetes?
Diabetes knows no borders. There are people living with diabetes in every country on Earth and in all 50 states. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9.8 percent of adults in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes. That percentage is undoubtedly higher if you include undiagnosed cases as well […]
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 […]
How Diabetes Can Lead To Blindness
Few parts of the body are immune from potential problems caused by diabetes. This includes the eyes. Without proper evaluation, treatment, and effective diabetes management, people with diabetes are at risk of developing a debilitating eye condition known as diabetic retinopathy that can lead to vision loss and blindness. What Is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetes damages […]
High Blood Sugar Levels Put People With Diabetes At Higher Risk For Severe Gum Disease
The effects of diabetes on the body are many and varied, and so are the potential complications. One of the ways diabetes impacts the body is by making it harder to fight infections. That reduced ability to ward off infection can leave people with diabetes vulnerable to a host of conditions that arise from infections, […]
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 […]
Diabetes Resources for Parents and Kids
Parenting is a lot of work, even in the best of circumstances. And it isn’t always easy being a kid, either. But when diabetes is part of the mix, things can be even more complicated and difficult for parent and child alike. Not only does type 1 diabetes in a child require vigilant attention to […]
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 […]
New Study Finds Link Between Air Pollution and Type 2 Diabetes
When we think of risk factors for type 2 diabetes, we think of things going on inside our bodies; our genes, what we eat and drink (or smoke), and how we otherwise take care of ourselves and our bodies. However, a recent study suggests that poor air quality where we live may increase the risk […]
More Young People Developing Diabetes, New Study Says
Every day in the United States, someone receives a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, and according to a new study, an increasing number of those individuals are young. Published in August in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study found that rates of diabetes in younger Americans rose dramatically between 2001 and 2017. […]
*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