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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How Does Diabetes Effect Sleep?
Type 2 diabetes never rests. That is why managing the condition requires thoughtfulness, planning, and vigilance throughout the day. But in the evenings, diabetes can cause problems with sleep. In turn, a lack of sufficient and quality sleep can have a negative impact on overall health. Fortunately, people with diabetes can minimize disruptions to sleep […]
Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis: What Should I Do Now?
Every day in the United States, someone receives a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. The news can land like a ton of bricks, raising a whole host of emotions and worries about what life will be like with a condition that requires careful management, thoughtful planning, and lifestyle changes, likely for the rest of one’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms
As with most chronic conditions, type 2 diabetes can seemingly develop overnight. However, the reality is that type 2 diabetes can be well on its way before you start noticing any symptoms. Even when common symptoms appear, many people may attribute them to other, less serious problems, not thinking that they are in danger of […]
*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