Hi friends! Thank you so much for coming back to my website. Summer arrived in Arizona back in March and ever since then, you can catch me anywhere near a body of water. Whether I’m hiking along Saguaro Lake, paddle boarding through Butcher Jones or just hanging in the pool at home, I am staying cool in the water. With my FreeStyle Libre 2 system, I’m able to better manage my glucose levels*†1,2,3 – even in the summer since the sensor is water resistant‡!
Whether you’re considering joining #TeamFreestyleLibre or are already part of the crew, you might be wondering how I keep my sensor on. I have some simple tips that will let you enjoy summer with your Freestyle Libre 2 sensor alongside for the ride!
First you must know, it’s all about the PRE-APPLICATION. As with most things in life, it is better to be proactive than reactive. It all starts with the skin before the sensor even comes out of the box.
From my own experience, the steps above have laid a good foundation for my Freestyle Libre 2 sensor to stay on for the full 14 days. I can say I really do put it to the test. I work out almost daily, I swim‡ multiple times a week, and I sweat from the Arizona heat!
If you have any other tips you want to share, feel free! Until next time!
* Compared to self-monitoring blood glucose testing.
† Data from this study was collected with the outside US version of the FreeStyle Libre 14 day system. FreeStyle Libre 2 has the same features as FreeStyle Libre 14 day system with optional real-time glucose alarms. Therefore the study data is applicable to both products.
‡ Sensor is water-resistant in up to 1 meter (3 feet) of water. Do not immerse longer than 30 minutes.
1. Bolinder, J. The Lancet (2016): https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31535-5.
2. Haak, T. Diabetes Therapy (2017): https://doi.org/10.1007/s13300-016-0223-6.
3. Campbell, F. Pediatric Diabetes (2018): https://doi.org/10.1111/pedi.12735.
Visit https://www.freestyle.abbott/us-en/safety-information.html for safety information.