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Blood glucose monitoring made easier through technology

Published on July 2, 2024 at 16:47

Written in collaboration with Abbott

Diabetes is a chronic condition resulting from the body’s inability to sufficiently produce or properly use insulin, the hormone that moves glucose (sugar) into cells for energy. Diabetes therefore results in excessively high blood sugar levels.1

For people living with diabetes, managing glucose levels daily becomes a top priority, and they should each have access to the best technology, like Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitoring system.

FreeStyle Libre 2 system

FreeStyle Libre 2 system

The sensor for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system is small, discreet2 and water resistant †. Worn on the back of the upper arm, the sensor has a life of 14 days, after which it must be replaced.

With the FreeStyle Libre 2 system, glucose levels are measured in real-time, without the need to scan your smartphone over the sensor. No more routine finger pricks§, which can be painful and inconvenient. This technology, which automatically sends glucose readings to your smartphone‡ day and night, will make it easier for you to manage your diabetes in real-time.

At a glance, you will be able to monitor your glucose levels and activate alarms that send a signal in real-time, so that the FreeStyle Libre 2 system can let you know when your glucose is too high or too low.

Le système FreeStyle Libre 2 est offert aux personnes adultes et aux enfants âgés de 4 ans et plus vivant avec le diabète.

Safe diabetes management

Thanks to mobile apps available for smartphones, people with diabetes using the FreeStyle Libre 2 can send their glucose readings to their caregivers via the LibreLinkUp** app and via the LibreView†† app, which sends relevant information to treating healthcare professionals.

Constant measurement of glucose levels is important for the health of people with diabetes, and the FreeStyle Libre 2 system provides access to essential information to help them make optimal choices in terms of diet and physical activity. 

To learn more about Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitoring system, consult your healthcare professional or visit



Le système flash de surveillance du glucose FreeStyle Libre 2 est indiqué pour mesurer les concentrations de glucose dans le liquide interstitiel chez les personnes de 4 ans ou plus qui vivent avec le diabète sucré. Toujours lire et suivre les directives de l’étiquette ou de la notice.

† Sensor is water-resistant in up to 1 meter (3 feet) of water. Do not immerse longer than 30 minutes.

‡ The FreeStyle Libre 2 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check the website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of FreeStyle Libre 2 may require registration with LibreView.

§ Finger pricks are required when glucose readings and alarms do not match symptoms or expectations.

¶ Notifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within 6 meters unobstructed of the reading device.

**  The LibreLinkUp app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of LibreLinkUp and FreeStyle Libre 2 app may require registration with LibreView. The LibreLinkUp mobile app is not intended to be a primary glucose monitor: home users must consult their primary device(s) and consult a healthcare professional before making any medical interpretation and therapy adjustments from the information provided by the app.

††  The LibreView data management software is intended for use by both patients and healthcare professionals to assist people with diabetes and their healthcare professionals in the review, analysis, and evaluation of historical glucose meter data to support effective diabetes management. The LibreView software is not intended to provide treatment decisions or to be used as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

1. Vigilance Santé. (2024, May 25). Diabetes. Familiprix. 

2. Haak, T. Diabetes Therapy (2017):

©2024 Abbott. The sensor housing, FreeStyle, Libre, and related brand marks are marks of Abbott. Product images are for illustrative purposes only. ADC-89693 v1.0

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