Hi friends, and welcome back!
As you may know, I have been using the FreeStyle Libre 2 system for a while now and the real-time glucose alarms§ have been a game changer for me. I initially thought I would only keep my low alarm on for safety, but once I got comfortable with that alarm, I ended up setting a high alarm to better track and ultimately improve my time in range||¶1,2. As much as I love the alarms on my FreeStyle Libre 2 system, I am even more excited to announce that the app*†‡ is now available! Those days of carrying around a separate device are over!
In everyday life, I always have my phone by my side, so using the app makes it more convenient for me to get readings and alarms anytime, anywhere§# I want. I even find myself checking much more often than I used to now that I have the app!
Another feature that I’ve come to depend on is the ability to connect to the LibreLinkUp** app. Now I can share†† my glucose readings with my friends and family so they can follow along! I know this is an amazing feature for myself, but I can’t help but think how helpful this is for parents who have children with diabetes (ages 4+) using the FreeStyle Libre 2 system.
DOWNLOAD THE FREESTYLE LIBRE 2 APP*†‡ TODAY! And if you want to share your data in real time with someone, CLICK HERE [link to https://www.freestyle.abbott/us-en/products/freestyle-libre-app.html] to download the LibreLinkUp app** too!
I hope you are as excited as I am!
Until next time! XO
Disclaimers and References:
*The FreeStyle Libre 2 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the FreeStyle Libre 2 app requires registration with LibreView.
† Medicare coverage is available for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system if a smartphone with the FreeStyle Libre 2 app is used in conjunction with the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader to review glucose data. Medicare coverage is not available if a patient never uses the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader, and patients must meet other applicable coverage criteria. See Local Coverage Determination: Glucose Monitors (L33822), July 2021 and Local Coverage Article: Glucose Monitors (A52464), July 2021.
‡ As a courtesy to its customers, Abbott provides the most up-to-date information available, but it is subject to change and interpretation. The customer is ultimately responsible for determining the appropriate codes, coverage, and payment policies for individual patients. Abbott does not guarantee third party coverage of payment for our products or reimburse customers for claims that are denied by third party payors.
§ Notifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within 20 feet of the reading device. You must have Critical Alerts enabled to receive alarms and alerts on your smartphone.
|| 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.
¶ Default range is 70-180 mg/dL. Consult with a healthcare professional on individual target glucose range.
# 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.
** The LibreLinkUp app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check www.librelinkup.com for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the LibreLinkUp app requires registration with LibreView. Dosing decisions should not be made based on this device. The user should follow instructions on the continuous glucose monitoring system. This device is not intended to replace self-monitoring practices as advised by a physician.
†† The user's device must have internet connectivity for glucose data to automatically upload to LibreView and to transfer to connected LibreLinkUp app users.
1. Bolinder, J. The Lancet (2016): https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31535-5.
2. Campbell, F. Pediatric Diabetes (2018): https://doi.org/10.1111/pedi.12735.
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