FreeStyle Libre system is a line of FDA-cleared flash glucose monitoring systems manufactured by Abbott Diabetes Care (ADC). These types of CGM devices are used as an alternative way to measure blood glucose levels that use a painless(1) scan that provides real-time glucose readings for insulin dosing.(2)
The FreeStyle Libre system line includes the FreeStyle Libre 2 system and the FreeStyle Libre 14 day system, both popular, affordable flash glucose monitoring systems that utilize the FreeStyle Libre system sensor. The sensor is about the size of two stacked quarters and operates via a thin filament inserted just beneath the surface of the skin on the back of the upper arm. Here it measures glucose levels in the interstitial fluid.
The FreeStyle Libre system sensor is water-resistant so you can wear it while exercising, showering, and even swimming* for up to 30 minutes in 3 feet of water. Patients can wear the sensor for up to 14 days. Both systems come with a reader which you can use to scan your sensor (even through clothing) to get your current glucose reading and see a glucose trend arrow. They both also come with a built-in glucose finger testing meter.
Currently, Aeroflow offers both FreeStyle Libre 2 system and FreeStyle Libre 14 day system. Read on to find out more about each product and what makes it unique.