New From FreeStyle Libre Sensor
FreeStyle Libre Sensor
Diabetes affects more than 425 million people around the world, and diabetics must check their blood sugar several times a day, usually by pricking their fingers, and this can be uncomfortable and painful, prompting many to use glucose meters that do not require constant pricks such as Freestyle Libre.
What Is FreeStyle Libre Sensor
It is a small sensor (a sensor or sensor) that is placed on the upper arm from the back to measure glucose levels, and then another device is passed over it to read the glucose level taken by the sensor
Freestyle libre device specifications
The Freestyle Libre system consists of two main parts:
1. FreeStyle Libre Sensor
It is a small sensor worn on the back of the arm that automatically measures the glucose level every 15 minutes and stores these measurements for eight hours.
Each time you scan the sensor with the reader, the glucose readings are transmitted from the sensor to the device to appear on the screen of the reader
2. FREESTYLE LIBRE READER
A portable device that displays your glucose readings and can store data for up to 90 days
When you hover the reader over the sensor, it shows the current glucose reading and the last eight hours of data as well as a trend arrow (this arrow indicates whether your glucose is rising, decreasing, or staying steady)
With every painless1 scan, the FreeStyle Libre reader displays the current glucose reading, the latest 8 hours of continuous glucose data and a trend arrow showing if glucose levels are going up down or changing slowly.
- Glucose trend arrow Easy to spot-ups, downs, and night-time lows and see which way and how quickly glucose levels are changing.
- Current glucose reading You can get your current glucose reading by an easy scan of the FreeStyle Libre sensor.
- Food and insulin notes Easy to add notes to track food, insulin use, exercise, and other events.
- 8-hour glucose history Get the last 8 hours of glucose data.
How It Works
APPLY THE SENSOR
Apply the FreeStyle Libre sensor to the back of the upper arm using a simple, single-use device called an applicator.
When the sensor is applied, a thin, flexible, and sterile fiber is inserted just under the skin. It is held in place with a small adhesive pad.
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 optional 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
Benefits FreeStyle Libre Sensor
- Can be worn for up to 14 days
- water resistant
- The use of the FreeStyle Libre sensor does not involve finger tingling pain
- It allows you to check sugar levels using either a reader or an app on a smartphone.
- The device shows you via a graph whether the sugar level is rising, falling, or constant
- It continuously measures glucose levels (every 15 minutes) and stores data for 8 hours.
- The battery life is good as the device can be used for 10-14 days before it needs to be recharged.
How much random glucose measurement?
For people without diabetes:
Normal blood sugar level before eating: less than 100 milligrams per deciliter
Normal blood sugar level two hours after eating: less than 140 milligrams per deciliter
For people with diabetes:
The normal level of sugar in the blood before eating: It is between 80 to 130 milligrams per deciliter
To avoid complications of high blood sugar
Carefully choose the nature of carbohydrates …
Monitor blood sugar level…
Adherence to prescribed medication…
Maintain physical activity…
Not neglecting any minor scratch…
stop smoking …
Avoid stress and tension
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