The FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system is clinically proven to be accurate, stable and consistent over 14 days. It does not require finger prick calibration and may be used in place of routine finger prick glucose testing.
In a clinical study1, the FreeStyle Libre system achieved 11.4% mean absolute relative difference (MARD) compared to blood glucose testing.
1 Bailey, T, et al. The Performance and Usability of a Factory-Calibrated Flash Glucose Monitoring System. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics v17 n11 July 2015 (10.1089/dia.2014.0378)
How do I ensure the sensor sticks on my upper arm?
Use the supplied disposable applicators to apply the FreeStyle Libre sensor to the back of your upper arm. It should stay in place for up to 14 days, even while you shower, swim, bathe or exercise1.
Please follow the instructions found in the user manual for skin preparation and application.
1 The sensor is water-resistant in up to one metre of water. Do not immerse longer than 30 minutes.
What payment methods are available?
You can pay quickly and securely online via credit card or debit card.
When will I receive my order?
It normally takes up to 3 working days to process and deliver your order, assuming it's placed and paid for successfully before 2pm.
How do I track my order?
You can check the status of your order 24/7. Simply look up the tracking number on your shipment update to see the current status of your order.
Where else can I buy the FreeStyle Libre system?
You can buy the FreeStyle Libre system if recommended by your healthcare professional, or from the following locations:
- All National Health Group Polyclinic retail pharmacies
- Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Retail Pharmacy
- Tan Tock Seng Hospital Retail Pharmacy
- National University Hospital Retail Pharmacy
- Changi General Hospital Retail Pharmacy
- Admiralty Medical Centre Retail Pharmacy
- Singapore General Hospital
What is the FreeStyle Libre system?
FreeStyle Libre is the first flash glucose monitoring system. It is designed to liberate people with diabetes from many of the hassles of glucose monitoring, such as routine finger pricks1.
The FreeStyle Libre system contains two components:
1. FreeStyle Libre sensor - A small, disposable 14-day sensor that is worn on the back of the upper arm and automatically measures glucose levels, storing them for 8 hours. Every time you scan the reader over the sensor, the glucose data from the sensor is transferred to the reader in just one second.
2. FreeStyle Libre reader - A compact, handheld reader that displays glucose readings and stores up to 90 days of glucose data. When the reader is scanned over the sensor, it shows a current glucose reading, the last 8 hours of data and a trend arrow indicating if glucose is going up, down or staying steady.
To obtain a glucose reading, simply perform a quick, one-second scan of the reader over the sensor. This gives you more information than blood glucose monitoring, without the need for routine finger pricks1.
1 A finger prick test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels or if hypoglycaemia or impending hypoglycaemia is reported by the system or when symptoms do not match the system readings.
How do I store the product at home?
The FreeStyle Libre reader and sensor should be stored between 4°C to 25°C.
Can you deliver the FreeStyle Libre system to another country?
No, we cannot deliver to addresses outside Singapore. FreeStyle Libre sensors are programmed for sale in a specific market and are compatible with readers sold in that market. FreeStyle Libre sensors in Singapore are not necessarily compatible with FreeStyle Libre readers in other markets. In addition, differing national regulations governing the import of medical devices mean the FreeStyle Libre system cannot be delivered to other countries.
FreeStyle Libre Overview
How is flash glucose monitoring different to blood glucose monitoring (BGM)?
Traditional blood glucose monitoring provides users with glucose readings that represent distinct points in time. Users do not get information about how their glucose levels have been changing or where their glucose levels are heading. This means it can be easy to miss glucose fluctuations. The FreeStyle Libre system, which is based on flash glucose monitoring, is a new way to obtain glucose readings. It allows the user to get their current glucose reading by just scanning the reader over the sensor, and also provides a complete picture of glucose variations.
Flash glucose monitoring is a new, user-friendly way to discreetly obtain glucose readings. A flash glucose monitoring system provides a complete picture, showing the current glucose reading as well as how glucose levels are changing, simply by just scanning the reader over the sensor.
With a quick scan of the reader over the sensor, users get a complete picture of their glucose - including the current glucose reading, 8 hour historical line graph, and trend arrow showing if their glucose level is going up, down or staying steady.
How does the FreeStyle Libre system work?
To obtain a glucose reading, simply perform a quick one-second scan of the reader over the sensor.
This quick scan gives you more information than a blood glucose test, without the need for routine finger pricks1. The FreeStyle Libre system also offers software to generate concise reports that provide a clear analysis of your glucose data.
1 A finger prick test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels or if hypoglycemia or impending hypoglycemia is reported by the system or when symptoms do not match the system readings.
Is interstitial fluid an adequate replacement to blood glucose testing?
Yes, glucose readings based on interstitial fluid (ISF) are a reliable indicator of blood glucose levels1.
The physiological lag in ISF glucose, with respect to changes in blood glucose, is about 5-10 minutes,which is unlikely to impact routine day-to-day treatment decisions1. The average lag time of the FreeStyle Libre system is approximately 4.5 minutes2.
1 Rebrin K, Sheppard NF Jr, Steil GM. Use of subcutaneous interstitial fluid glucose to estimate blood glucose: revisiting delay and sensor offset. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2010;4(5):1087-1098. 2 Bailey, T, et al. The Performance and Usability of a Factory-Calibrated Flash Glucose Monitoring System. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics v17 n11 July 2015 (10.1089/dia.2014.0378).
FreeStyle Libre Reader
Do I need a separate blood glucose meter when using the FreeStyle Libre system?
No. For convenience, there is a FreeStyle Optium blood glucose and ketone meter built-in to the reader that can be used for blood glucose and ketone readings.
Can the FreeStyle Libre system be used by children?
The FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system can measure interstitial fluid glucose levels in people aged 4 and above with diabetes mellitus. Children aged 4 to 17 should be supervised by a caregiver who is at least 18 years old. The caregiver is responsible for supervising, managing, and assisting the child in using the FreeStyle Libre system and interpreting its readings.
What is a Trend Arrow? How does it work? And what does it tell me?
The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System offers a Trend Arrow with each glucose reading that gives you an indication of the direction your glucose is going. To include the picture rather than words:
FreeStyle Libre Sensor
What does 'Flash' mean?
'Flash' refers to users being able to obtain glucose readings quickly by just scanning the reader over the sensor. Flash glucose monitoring easily provides meaningful insights to people with diabetes and their healthcare professionals.
Do I need to calibrate the FreeStyle Libre system?
No, the FreeStyle Libre sensor is factory-calibrated during the manufacturing process. It has been proven to safely and successfully replace routine self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and deliver important clinical benefits.1,2
1 Bolinder, et al. Novel glucose-sensing technology and hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes: a multicentre, non-masked, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, published online 12 Sep16.
2 Haak T, Hanaire H, Aijan R et al. Flash glucose-sensing technology as a replacement for blood glucose monitoring for the management of insulin-treated type 2 diabetes: a multicentre, open-label radomised controlled trial. Diabetes Ther. 2016
Can I perform a blood ketone test with the FreeStyle Libre system?
Yes, you can use the built-in meter to check your blood ketone levels using FreeStyle Optium ß-ketone test strips.You should perform a blood ketone test on your fingertip only. Be sure to read the test strip instructions before using the built-in meter.
Why does the system require a 1 hour warm up period?
We are committed to making our products safe. After the insertion, the sensor and the body need to equilibrate (or settle). Our research suggests it is not always easy to accurately measure glucose in the body until this equilibration happens. By letting the system equilibrate for one hour, users can be sure they receive accurate glucose readings.
How should I discard the disposable components, such as the sensor pack and applicator?
This product should be disposed of in accordance with all applicable local regulations related to the disposal of electronic equipment, batteries, sharps, and materials potentially exposed to body fluids.
Contact Customer Service for further information on appropriate disposal of system components. .
What do I need to do to access LibreView?
Connect the FreeStyle Libre reader to your PC and it will prompt you to a one-time download of a device driver file. Ensure that you are using the most updated Internet browser when initiating the download.
Currently, data upload from Mac-operating computers and Microsoft Edge browser are not supported. The LibreView is compatible with a Microsoft-operating computer with Windows 7 or higher.
Please read and understand the following information related to the use of the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System and consult your healthcare provider for any clarifications or queries related to your treatment of diabetes:
Indication for use:
The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is indicated for measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in people (age 4 and older) with diabetes mellitus. The indication for children (age 4 - 17) is limited to those who are supervised by a caregiver who is at least 18 years of age.
It is designed to replace blood glucose testing in the self-management of diabetes with the exceptions listed below. Under the following circumstances, use a blood glucose meter to check the current glucose readings from the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System Sensor.
Conditions when a blood glucose test with finger prick is required:
During times of rapidly changing glucose levels, interstitial glucose levels as measured by the sensor and reported as current may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels. When glucose levels are falling rapidly, glucose readings from the Sensor may be higher than blood glucose levels. Conversely when glucose levels are rising rapidly, glucose readings from the sensor may be lower than blood glucose levels.
In order to confirm hypoglycemia or impending hypoglycemia as reported by the sensor.
If symptoms do not match the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System reading. Do not ignore symptoms that may be due to low blood glucose or high blood glucose.
This information is provided as a supplement to the Detailed User Manual and Quick Start Guide available in your FreeStyle Libre Reader pack and not as a replacement for either.
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