FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System
The FreeStyle Libre System is available for sale in our Centre - we do not sell them online, please come in or ring to order as we can courier it out to you.
Come into Diabetes Wellington, Level 1 Anvil House, 138-140 Wakefield Street, Wellington Central to buy your FreeStyle Libre System.
The Readers cost $105.00 (incl GST).
The Sensors cost $105.00 (incl GST) for the first sensor, after that they are discounted to $102.00 (incl GST) if brought in the same transaction.
Please ring ahead of time if you are new to using the system as training is given. The training is free if you are a member of Diabetes Wellington otherwise it costs $30.00. Phone 04 499 5085.
It is available for online sales through Medi'ray.co.nz
For all Readers and Sensors sold we need to pass your details on to Medi'ray for warranty.
Click here to download the FreeStyle Libre software.
Keep reading to find out all about the FreeStyle Libre System.
WHY PRICK WHEN YOU CAN SCAN?1
WHY CHOOSE THE FREESTYLE LIBRE FLASH GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM?
A small sensor automatically measures and continuously stores glucose readings day and night3
Glucose readings with a painless 1 second scan even through clothing4
Swim, shower or exercise — the FreeStyle Libre system is designed to be water-resistant and worn while bathing, showering, swimming5and exercising
With every scan you get your current glucose reading, the last 8 hours of glucose data and an arrow showing the direction your glucose is heading.
HOW TO USE THE FREESTYLE LIBRE
The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is a glucose monitoring device indicated for detecting trends and tracking patterns in persons aged 4 and older with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus15. Health professionals and consumers should be aware about the limitations of available scientific evidence for use of this device in any other groups of patients who require diabetes management.
Apply the sensor - The FreeStyle Libre sensor is applied on to the back of the upper arm with a simple, disposable device called an applicator. When the sensor is applied, a thin, flexible and sterile fibre is inserted just under the skin. It is held in place with a small adhesive pad. Most people feel no pain when applying the sensor.14
Scan sensor - To obtain a glucose reading, simply perform a quick, painless 1-second scan of the reader over the sensor. This scan gives you more information than monitoring with blood glucose test strip, without the need for routine finger pricks. The FreeStyle Libre system also offers software to generate concise reports to assist with the analysis of glucose data.
Get reading - Each scan of the reader over the sensor gives a current glucose reading, the last 8-hours of glucose history, and a trend arrow showing if glucose is going up, down, or changing slowly. The reader can even scan through clothing with a thickness of up to 4 mm.4
THE FREESTYLE LIBRE SENSOR
The FreeStyle Libre Sensor represents technology that is much less intrusive than traditional blood glucose monitoring and makes glucose testing hassle-free.9
Small size (35 mm x 5 mm)
Discreet - convenient to wear under clothing10
Designed to stay on the body for up to 14 days
Only needs to be applied once every 2 weeks
Requires no finger prick calibration
Eliminates painful finger pricks needed for calibration
You can lead an active lifestyle
THE FREESTYLE LIBRE READER
The FreeStyle Libre reader harnesses advanced sensor-based technology to read glucose data, then instantly displays the data in a meaningful, user-friendly way.
Compact and lightweight12
Easy to hold and carry around12
Provides easy to read graphs
Offers easy-to-understand graphs with a quick summary of glucose history
Backlit colour touchscreen
Enhances the user experience, can be read in the dark
Stores 90 days of glucose data
Provides a complete glucose picture over 3 months13
Download the FreeStyle Libre Software from the link at the start of this page.
1Scanning the sensor to obtain glucose values does not require lancets
2A finger prick test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels, or if hypoglycemia or impending hypoglycemia is reported or the symptoms do not match the system readings.
3For a complete glycemic picture, scan once every 8 hours. The FreeStyle Libre software, designed to be used in conjunction with FreeStyle Libre reader and sensor, provides a snapshot of glucose patterns and variability; for more information, see the Software page.
4The reader can capture data from the sensor when it is within 1cm to 4cm of the sensor, even through clothing.
5Sensor is water-resistant in up to 1 metre (3 feet) of water for a maximum of 30 minutes
9The FreeStyle Libre system liberates you from the hassles of glucose monitoring. In a 2013 US study conducted by Abbott Diabetes Care, 95.7 % of patients surveyed (n=30) agreed that the FreeStyle Libre system reduces the hassles of glucose monitoring. Data on file.
10The reader can capture data from the sensor when it is within 1cm to 4cm of the sensor.
11Sensor is water-resistant in up to 1 metre (3 feet) of water for a maximum of 30 minutes.
12Reader dimensions 95 mm x 60mm x 16 mm and weight 65 grams.
13To get a complete glycaemic picture over the last three months, the sensor must be replaced every fourteen days and the sensor must be scanned at least once every eight hours
14Most people did not feel any discomfort under the skin while wearing the FreeStyle Libre sensor. In a 2013 US study conducted by Abbott Diabetes Care, 93.4% of patients surveyed (n=30) strongly agree or agree that while wearing the sensor, they did not feel any discomfort under their skin. [29 persons have finished the study; 1 person terminated the study after 3 days due to skin irritations in the area where the sensor touched the skin.] Data on file.
15 The indication for children (aged 4-17) is limited to those who are supervised by a caregiver who is at least 18 years of age. The caregiver is responsible for managing or assisting the child to manage the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System and also for interpreting or assisting the child to interpret FreeStyle Libre readings
FreeStyle and related brand marks are trademarks of Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. in various jurisdictions. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. No use of any Abbott trademark, trade name, or trade dress in this site may be made without the prior written authorization of Abbott Laboratories, except to identify the product or services of the company. This website and the information contained herein is intended for outside of the US only.