FreeStyle Libre 2

KD Healthcare Solutions is an Authorized Distributor of the Freestyle Libre 2, which may be covered by your insurance, including Medicare.

The FreeStyle Libre 2 combines the original FreeStyle Libre 14-day system’s fingerstick-free* glucose monitoring capabilities with many exciting new features. This CGM system can alert you to low or high glucose levels with customizable alarms and communicate digitally with other devices. It’s even usable by children four years old or older.

Directions:

To start using the FreeStyle Libre 2 as quickly and efficiently as possible, check out the instructional videos available on the system’s official website. Would you like a more thorough guide to the FreeStyle Libre 2? If so, the system’s user manual is downloadable as a PDF document on the same page.

Features:

  • FDA-approved integrated continuous glucose monitoring (iCGM) system
  • Usable by adults with diabetes – and children as young as four years old
  • Optional Bluetooth connectivity can alert users when levels are above or below specified blood glucose ranges
  • No fingerstick calibration is required*
  • A simple scan gives you the info you need, like:
    • Your current glucose reading and trends
    • A graph of your last 8 hours of glucose levels
    • 14-day sensor readings**

Specifications:

  • Includes: FreeStyle Libre 2 reader, USB cable, power adapter, user’s manual, additional usage guides
  • Reader Operating Temperature: 50°F-113°F
  • Reader Power Source: Lithium-ion battery (rechargeable)
  • Reader Size: 95 mm x 60 mm x 16 mm
  • Reader Weight: 65 g
  • Sensor Operating Temperature: 50°F-113°F
  • Sensor Power Source: Silver oxide battery
  • Sensor Reading Range: 40-400 mg/dL
  • Sensor Size: 5 mm height, 35 mm diameter
  • Sensor Weight: 5 g

*The FreeStyle Libre 2 cannot completely replace fingerstick tests. These tests are required to confirm any low or high sensor readings and when sensor readings do not match your symptoms.

**High levels of vitamin C may affect the accuracy of sensor readings. Refer to the FreeStyle Libre 2 user manual for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What substances could interfere with the results?2024-01-04T14:51:50-04:00

Taking ascorbic acid (vitamin C) supplements while wearing the sensor may falsely raise sensor glucose readings. Taking more than 500 mg of ascorbic acid per day may affect the sensor readings which could cause you to miss a severe low glucose event. Ascorbic acid can be found in supplements including multivitamins. Some supplements, including cold remedies such as Airborne® and Emergen-C®, may contain high doses of 1,000 mg of ascorbic acid and should not be taken while using the sensor. See your health care professional to understand how long ascorbic acid is active in your body¹.

1 FreeStyle Libre 3 User’s Manual.

How accurate is my glucose information?2024-01-04T14:43:52-04:00

The FreeStyle Libre 3 system uses technology that is proven to be accurate¹, stable, and consistent² for up to 14 days without fingersticks.* FreeStyle Libre 3 has an overall mean absolute relative difference (MARD) of 7.9%¹.

* Fingersticks are required if your glucose alarms and readings do not match symptoms or when you see the Check Blood Glucose symbol in the first twelve hours.

1 FreeStyle Libre 3 User’s Manual.

2 Alva, Shridhara, Ronald Brazg, Kristin Castorino, Mark Kipnes, David R. Liljenquist, and Hanqing Liu. “Accuracy of the Third Generation of a 14-Day Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.” Diabetes Therapy (2023): https://doi.org/10.1007/s13300-023-01385-6.

Do I need to carry a separate blood glucose meter?2024-01-03T22:42:28-04:00

When using the FreeStyle Libre 3 app* the user must have access to a blood glucose meter because the app does not provide one. When the app displays the Check Blood Glucose symbol, a fingerstick is required for treatment decisions. Fingersticks are also required when symptoms do not match system readings when you suspect readings may be inaccurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.

The FreeStyle Libre 3 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our compatibility guide for more information about device compatibility before using the app.

Do I need to scan the FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor to get a glucose reading?2024-01-04T15:11:59-04:00

No, with the FreeStyle Libre 3 system, you do not need to scan to receive a glucose reading. When your FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor is paired with your smartphone, you will automatically see the latest glucose information after you open the FreeStyle Libre 3 app or when you receive an alarm* notification on your compatible smartphone.

The user’s device must have internet connectivity for glucose data to automatically upload to LibreView and to transfer to connected LibreLinkUp app users.

* Notifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within 33 feet unobstructed of the reading device. You must enable the appropriate settings on your smartphone to receive alarms and alerts, see the FreeStyle Libre 3 User’s Manual for more information.

The FreeStyle Libre 3 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our compatibility guide for more information about device compatibility before using the app.

Can I use the FreeStyle Libre 3 system if I am pregnant?2024-01-03T22:33:37-04:00

Yes, the FreeStyle Libre 3 system has been cleared for use during pregnancy for those with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes.

Which smartphones or operating systems are required if I’d like to use the FreeStyle Libre 3 app with the FreeStyle Libre 3 system?2024-01-03T22:28:58-04:00

The FreeStyle Libre 3 app* is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our compatibility guide for more information about device compatibility before using the app.

The FreeStyle Libre 3 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our compatibility guide for more information about device compatibility before using the app.

What is the FreeStyle Libre 3 system?2024-01-04T15:15:55-04:00

The FreeStyle Libre 3 system is a continuous glucose monitoring system that automatically sends glucose readings every minute directly to your smartphone* so you can act faster to avoid hypoglycemia. It has the same unsurpassed 14-day accuracy¹ as the FreeStyle Libre 2 system. Being the world’s smallest, thinnest, and most discreet² glucose sensor (smaller than two stacked pennies²), FreeStyle Libre 3 users can view glucose levels with a glance at your compatible smartphone.*

* The FreeStyle Libre 3 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check the compatibility guide for more information about device compatibility before using the app.

Among patient-applied sensors.

1 FreeStyle Libre 3 System User’s Manual.

2 Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care.

Does Libre 2 leave a needle in your arm?2023-04-05T13:10:36-04:00

No, the small needle inserts a tiny cannula that sits below the skin and stays in the interstitial fluid which is used to read blood sugar levels.

Is There a Monthly Fee for FreeStyle Libre 2?2023-04-05T13:01:48-04:00

To continue using your FreeStyle Libre 2 system indefinitely, you’ll need access to a steady supply of sensors. Since this device has a sensor lifespan of 14 days, make sure your insurance will cover the cost of two sensors each month (or that you can afford this expense out of pocket).

How Many Sensors Come in a Box of FreeStyle Libre 2?2023-04-05T12:56:13-04:00

KD Healthcare Solutions sells replacement sensor kits for the FreeStyle Libre 2. Each of these kits contains a single sensor.

Can You Buy FreeStyle Libre 2 Over the Counter?2023-04-05T12:54:51-04:00

While you can buy the FreeStyle Libre 2 at pharmacies, you cannot purchase this system over the counter. Instead, you’ll need a prescription before you can buy it from KD Healthcare Solutions or anywhere else.

How do I keep my FreeStyle Libre CGM sensor from falling off?2023-04-05T12:33:42-04:00

Wash the area with soap and water and shave the area completely. Whether you’re applying the sensor to your stomach or arm, it’s important to have clean, dry, smooth skin.

  • Use the alcohol wipes provided and let it air dry completely.
  • If you’re susceptible to skin irritation, pretreat the area with an adhesive barrier, like Skin Tac.
  • Cover the sensor with a CGM patch or slick.
  • Wait at least one hour before getting the sensor wet. This will give your adhesives a better chance to adhere to your skin.
Are Apps Available For FreeStyle Libre 2?2023-04-05T12:21:53-04:00

The FreeStyle Libre 2 app for iOS and Android devices has completed FDA review and is available to the public via download from your mobile device’s store. The two apps are FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre Link app. Visit the site for more information and app downloads. The system can also be used with a standalone reader.

What Do I Do If My FreeStyle Libre Sensor Falls Off Or Is Damaged?2023-04-07T09:37:42-04:00

If you encounter error messages while using the FreeStyle Libre 2 system, consult your user’s manual for more information. Alternatively, you can contact Abbott (the manufacturer of these CGM systems) by calling their customer care number at (855) 632-8658. Abbott’s customer care team is available seven days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Standard Time; excluding holidays.

How Do I Deal With Error Messages On FreeStyle Libre 2?2023-04-06T13:51:21-04:00

If you encounter error messages while using the FreeStyle Libre 2 system, consult your user’s manual for more information. Alternatively, you can contact Abbott (the manufacturer of these CGM systems) by calling their customer care number at (855) 632-8658. CGM Systems customer service is available at (855) 632-8658 seven days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Standard Time.

How Accurate Is The FreeStyle Libre 2 System?2023-04-05T11:25:09-04:00

The FreeStyle Libre 2 system is approved by the FDA and the sensors used by the FreeStyle Libre 2 system are highly accurate within their 14-day lifespan.

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