FREESTYLE LIBRE from Abbott

This is part of a round up of sensors currently available in the UK from a feature in the online magazine. To see the full feature CLICK HERE.

The aim of Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre system is to eliminate the need for routine finger prick testing. The popularity of this easy-to-use product has seen an impressive uptake, with plenty of customers happy to scan themselves to see what’s happening with their control.

One bonus is that parents are able to go into their sleeping child’s room at night and scan them without waking them or having to prick their fingers to do a test.

Part of the company’s commitment has been to educate both healthcare professionals and users to make the best of this technology, which it does via its Freestyle Libre Academy.

If you are interested in accessing Libre sensors you need to sign up to the waiting list. A starter pack costs £159.95 for one reader (which should last years) and two sensors which each should last 14 days. Subsequent readers or sensors cost £57.95.

The Libre Link app, which allows you to scan the sensor with your smartphone, is free to download and use.

This is part of a round up of sensors currently available in the UK from a feature in the online magazine. To see the full feature click HERE.

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