Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System available in Greece

16 June 2016
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Abbott’s diabetes care business announces that FreeStyle® Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a revolutionary new glucose sensing technology for people with diabetes, is now available in Greece.

The system eliminates the need for routine finger pricks1, reading glucose levels through a sensor that can be worn on the back of the upper arm for up to 14 days. In addition, no finger prick calibration is needed—a key differentiator from current continuous glucose monitoring systems.

Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre System consists of a small, round sensor—approximately the size of a two Euro coin—worn on the back of the upper arm, which measures glucose every minute in interstitial fluid through a small (5mm long, 0.4mm wide) filament that is inserted just under the skin and held in place with a small adhesive pad. A reader is scanned over the sensor to get a glucose result painlessly in less than one second. Scanning can take place while the sensor is under clothing, making testing more discreet and convenient2.
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Each scan displays a real-time glucose result, a historical trend and the direction the glucose is heading. The reader holds up to 90 days of data, providing a historical snapshot of glucose levels over time. The FreeStyle Libre System software enables the data to be presented in a user-friendly, visual chart for both healthcare professionals and patients, driving a more productive discussion around treatment and any necessary modification.

FreeStyle Libre System eliminates the challenges of routine glucose monitoring for people with diabetes, enabling them to maintain a better understanding of their glucose levels.

Key features of Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre System include:
• The system requires no finger prick calibration
• Disposable, water-resistant sensor can be worn on the back of the upper arm for up to 14 days3
• Glucose readings can be taken as many times per day as needed or desired, with a painless one second scan
• Each scan provides a current glucose reading, 8-hour history and the direction glucose is heading

The FreeStyle Libre System provides an Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) report that gives users and their physicians a visual snapshot of a person′s typical day, by utilising dense glucose data revealing hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic trends.
The data generated by the system is designed to provide actionable trends and patterns that may help people determine how to modify food and other behaviors to better manage their diabetes in consultation with their healthcare professionals.

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