The Best Device For Diabetes — Abbott FreeStyle Libre 2

We strongly believe diabetes is a nutritional disease closely related to food. Medication such as insulin, Metformin, Glipizide, Glimepiride etc may be thought to be helping the diseases. Actually, they can only control the blood glucose level from time to time. Most important of all, the appropriate food and healthy lifestyle sometimes is better than medication. How do we keep track of the food and its glucose response? Abbott FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor is the best in the market. Comparing with the traditional sugar monitoring system, FreeStyle has a lot of advantages, as follows:


    1. The legacy blood glucose monitoring system needs to prick your finger for each reading.  Usually, the pricking is a bit scary and painful.  For better data collection, the diabetics need to test the blood at least four times a day.  However, for Abbott Freestyle Libre 2, it only installs once every two weeks with a minor pain.  It is a big difference for 14 X 4 = 56 time pain against 1 pain for every 2 weeks.
    2. The data can be scanned and collected as many times as possible throughout the day.  The data are linked together and formulate a continuous curve.  The curve usually shows the up and down movement of the blood sugar level, so that you can report to your health care professional.
    3. You can link your food to your scan record by taking note on your smartphone, so that you will know which food is not friendly to diabetes, and avoid taking the food next time. In our opinion, controlling your lifestyle, especially food, is as important as taking medicine.
    4. The legacy blood glucose monitoring system needs at least 5 minutes to complete because you need to sterilize your finger, install a lancet, insert a test strip, prick the finger tip, press the finger to squeeze the blood and absorb it with a strip.  However, for Abbott Freestyle Libre 2, you just scan the sensor, you will have the result on your smartphone in one second.  You do not need to install the sensor each time and save you a lot of time.
    5. If you are not home, you need to bring the test kit outside and it is rather odd to install the lancet in public. While using Freestyle is easy just use a smartphone to scan even over the sleeve on your arm.
    6. The Freestyle libre 2 apps in your smartphone will emit a warning alarm sound if the sugar level is too high.  Very high blood sugar levels can cause life-threatening complications, such as: diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
    7. The Freestyle libre 2 apps in your smartphone will emit a warning alarm sound even if the sugar level is too low.  Untreated, severe low blood sugar can be very dangerous. It can result in seizures, loss of consciousness, or death.
    8. If the sugar level data is sufficient, the Freestyle can help you to calculate your HbA1c level by using the smartphone apps.The hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test measures the amount of blood sugar (glucose) attached to your hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the part of your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. It is an important blood test that gives a good indication of how well your diabetes is being controlled.
    9. If you scan frequently, the apps can calculate your target range of glucose usually in between 3.9 – 10.0 mmol/L.
    10. The apps will also report to you the low glucose events so your doctor may need to adjust your medication or advise the change of your lifestyle.
    11. Sometimes you may not know whether a particular food would spike your sugar level.  For example many people thought that instant oatmeal is a healthy food particularly for cardiovascular disease. Actually, instant oatmeal is a refined carbohydrate and it can convert to glucose very fast.  It is an unhealthy food to diabetics.
    12. The sensor is waterproof even if you swim with it.
    13. The FreeStyle Libre system is clinically proven to be accurate, stable and consistent over 14 days.
    14. FreeStyle Libre measures glucose in interstitial fluid (ISF) not like the traditional blood glucose monitoring system which measures glucose from your blood.  Hence it is less invasive and avoids bacteria infection through the blood.
    15. Instead of painful finger prick, most people do not feel the sensor being worn. Actually, no pain at all throughout the 14 days of wearing.
    16. For a traditional blood glucose monitoring system, each reading represents one moment at a time. The FreeStyle Libre automatically monitors your glucose level every 15 minutes.
    17. For night time testing the traditional system needs to wake up but FreeStyle Libre the sugar level continuously to be monitored even when asleep.
    18. The FreeStyle records 90 days of data and you can print it out to keep track of your history.
    19. May be unpleasant using the traditional system especially in some social activities in the public but Freestyle Libre 2 can be used without other people knowing.
    20. For Freestyle Libre 2, the most important of all your data will automatically be transmitted to your doctor or health care professional through the email. Hence they can monitor the change of your glucose closely.
Abbott FreeStyle Libre 2 for Diabetes
Abbott FreeStyle Libre 2 for Diabetes
Abbot Freestyle Sensor Cover

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