Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre Approved Oct 2017

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Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre Approved Oct 2017

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Old 11-29-2017, 03:42   #1
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Default Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre Approved Oct 2017

Below is an excerpt of the article which came out 10/03/2017 and

The FDA and Abbott finally announced long-awaited US approval of the FreeStyle Libre real-time “flash glucose monitoring system.” In the US, it is approved for adults with diabetes only. Like the international version, the FreeStyle Libre sensor is considered a replacement for fingersticks – it does not require any daily fingerstick calibrations and real-time readings and trends can be used for insulin dosing.

FreeStyle Libre will be available in major retail pharmacies across the US by the end of the year.

The cash price without insurance will be far less expensive than other sensors – we expect it will be sold for around $120 per month for three sensors, and each reader will be around $60 (one-time purchase). We’re not sure how FreeStyle Libre will be reimbursed by insurance, and if it is, what the out-of-pocket spending will be.

In the US, FreeStyle Libre has three notable changes:

A slightly shorter 10-day wear time.
A much longer 12-hour warmup after insertion.
Will require a prescription.

The Libre sensor is approved for upper arm wear, is waterproof for showering and swimming, is fully disposable, is not affected by Tylenol (acetaminophen), and can store up to eight hours of recent glucose data on the patch. If more than eight hours pass between scans (e.g., 10 hours sleeping), only the most recent eight hours of data will be captured.

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My sister is using one now. I decided to wait and see how she fared with the new technology. She has to get a new sensor every 2 weeks which works out roughly to a little bit more than what she was paying for strips but on the flip side she is testing herself now with much more frequency because of the convenience of it all.
Biggest issue to date - the first 24 hours she places a new sensor - the readings sometimes are off a bit compared to her older Glucometer. Apparently this 24 hour calibration is normal for the Libre and I suspect as more of these are used by the general diabetes public - the technology will get better.
My sister just loves hers! I'm looking at waiting till the spring and that way my sister will have more experience with hers to hopefully give me a clear thumbs up or thumbs down.
Pretty exciting though as sometimes I have trouble squeezing enough blood out of my finger tips - especially in the winter when I'm cold ....

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