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.*
The Freestyle Libre Reader (Purchased separately) can capture the data from sensor when it is placed between 1cm to 4cm from 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 strips, without the need for routine finger pricks.1
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.