FreeStyle Libre: Improved & Enhanced Diabetes Management
Diabetes affects thousands of people in the UK. Managing the condition usually involves Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG), a process which until recently was achieved with inconvenient finger-pricking to release a small amount of blood for testing. The FreeStyle Libre flash monitoring system puts an end to the need for finger-pricking and is available now, at the most competitive price, here at Chemist 2 Customer.
Among many other functions, the blood is responsible for carrying sugar in the form of glucose around the body. The bodies of people with diabetes are unable to correctly maintain the level of glucose in the blood and so regular testing is necessary to ensure that it does not drop to an unhealthy or even dangerous level.
People with diabetes have to maintain their levels of blood sugar within a carefully-defined target range. The FreeStyle Libre Glucose Monitoring System allows them to do this in a fast, accurate, reliable and pain-free way. Instead of measuring glucose in the blood, the flash monitoring system uses tissue fluids collected by a small sensory patch, which is worn continuously for two weeks.
FreeStyle Libre patches gather data every minute they are worn. This data is subsequently uploaded to a dedicated app, allowing users to keep an accurate track of blood sugar levels. The broad picture of these changing levels means that trends can be identified, as well as the effects of treatments and lifestyle choices.