Importance of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) 

Importance of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) 

Importance of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
Importance of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
Importance of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

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What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)? 

Continuous Glucose Monitoring is designed as an affordable and easy way to generate the dense glucose data needed for an insightful glycemic picture. What makes CGM unique is the quick scan of the reader over the sensor to collect glucose data. Another key feature of CGM is the small and fully disposable sensor which lasts up to 14 days, requires no calibration, and has no routine finger pricks*. It also automatically measures, captures, and stores 90 days of glucose data**. 

Why CGM?

Regular checking and recording of your glucose level are important in reinforcing healthy lifestyle choices. In addition, changes in glucose level patterns can alert you and your healthcare team if a change in diabetes management is needed#. CGM eliminates the hurdles of traditional monitoring, requiring routine finger prick*.

With the FreeStyle Libre system, glucose monitoring is made easier. It liberates you from the hassles of routine finger pricking1. Instead, just scan the reader over the small sensor worn on the back of your upper arm to check your current glucose level, where it has been for the past 8 hours, and see a trend arrow showing you where your glucose levels are headed.

What is FreeStyle Libre?

The FreeStyle Libre is the first product in the CGM category. It is designed to liberate patients from the hassles of glucose monitoring and provide HCPs with deeper insights into more informed treatment decisions.  

Benefits of Freestyle Libre

Convenient
Each FreeStyle Libre sensor is painless to apply, easy to use (for up to 14 days), and water-resistant2. In addition, the sensor automatically measures and remembers the degree of fluctuation of the glycemic index day and night.

Discreet
The sensor is as small as the old PhP 5 coin^.  You can do it anytime. Get glucose readings with a painless one-second scan, even through clothing3

^ Sensor dimensions: 35mm x 5mm. Weight: 5 grams.

Empowering
Discover your glucose patterns and trends, enabling you to manage your diabetes like never before. You may also upload your glucose data on LibreView, a free web-based system where you can create clear, easy-to-understand glucose reports and allow you to share them with your healthcare professional remotely.

Game-Changing
Get a better understanding of how your food choices and lifestyle affect your glucose levels.

To know more about FreeStyle Libre, contact our customer care team.

Hotline: (02) 8702-8577  

Email: adc-cs.ph@abbott.com 

Operational Hours: Mon-Fri from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm  

(Business days only; No operations on holidays) 

# Blood glucose monitoring - Diabetes Australia

* 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 glucose levels, or hypoglycemia, or impending hypoglycemia, is reported by the system or when symptoms do not match the system readings.

** Based on the Sensor being replaced once every 14 days and scanned at least once every 8 hours.

1 Most people did not feel any discomfort under the skin while wearing the FreeStyle Libre sensor. In a study conducted by Abbott Diabetes Care, 93.4% of patients surveyed (n=30) strongly agree or agree that while wearing the sensor, they did not feel any discomfort under their skin. [29 persons have finished the study; 1 person terminated the study after 3 days due to skin irritations in the area where the sensor touched the skin].

2 Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc.

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

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