FREESTYLE LIBRE PRO SENSOR
TRADITIONAL BLOOD GLUCOSE TESTING OR FLASH GLUCOSE MONITORING?
Finger prick blood glucose readings and sensor glucose readings won’t always match and in fact are likely to be different.3
Sensor glucose readings come from the interstitial fluid (ISF), a thin layer of fluid that surrounds the cells of the tissues below your skin. There is a 5 to 10 minute delay in ISF glucose response to changes in blood glucose.4
|SENSOR SIZE||5 mm height and 35 mm diameter|
|SENSOR WEIGHT||5 grams|
|SENSOR POWER SOURCE||1 silver oxide battery|
|SENSOR LIFE||Up to 14 days|
|SENSOR MEMORY||8 hours (glucose reading stored every 15minutes)|
|SENSOR OPERATING TEMPERATURE||10°C to 45°C|
|SENSOR APPLICATOR AND SENSOR PACK STORAGE TEMPERATURE||4°C to 25°C|
|OPERATING AND STORAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY||10%-90%, non-condensing|
|SENSOR WATER RESISTANCE||IP27: Can withstand immersion into one meter (3 ft) of water up to 30 minutes|
|OPERATING AND STORAGE ALTITUDE||-381 meters(-1,250 ft) to 3048 meters(10,000 ft)|
HOW IT WORKS
1.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. In a study conducted by Abbott Diabetes Care, users agreed that inserting the sensor was no more painful than a typical finger prick test.*
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 strips, without the need for routine finger pricks. The FreeStyle Libre system also offers FreeStyle Libre software to generate concise reports to assist with the analysis of glucose data.
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 scan through clothing.