Abbott FreeStyle Libre CGM

FreeStyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems

Manage your diabetes with more confidence*1

GEM Edwards Pharmacy carries all versions of the FreeStyle Libre CGM system from Abbott Diabetes Care. The continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system checks your blood sugar with a painless scan, instead of a routine fingerstick! No coding and no fingerstick calibration required, and customizable alerts and alarms are also available* with the FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 systems.

Sensors last for 14 days, require a 1-hour warm-up period, and work with the appropriate reader or compatible smartphone (Discover the mobile apps here).

FreeStyle Libre 3

The FreeStyle Libre 3 system provides real-time glucose readings sent every minute to your smartphone and can be viewed with a quick glance. For the FreeStyle Libre 3 system, you will need to use a compatible smartphone or obtain the recently released FreeStyle Libre 3 reader.

*Smart devices are not included

FreeStyle Libre 2

The FreeStyle Libre 2 reader captures glucose data from the sensor with a 1-second scan and stores up to 90 days of glucose data allowing you to see current glucose readings and trends.

Does the system require a prescription?

The FDA requires a prescription for all versions of the CGM system. The FDA also requires a new prescription when moving from one to a different version (even if it’s from the FreeStyle Libre 2 to the FreeStyle Libre 3). We will work with your healthcare team to obtain all required documentation!

Can I pay cash for the if my insurance does not cover it? How much does it cost?

Yes, you can. Reach out to help@gemedwardspharmacy.com for more info and to see if you’re eligible for any discount programs.

The FDA still requires a prescription even if you are paying out of pocket; we will work with your healthcare team to obtain one on your behalf.

Is the system covered by Medicare?

Yes, the FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 systems are FDA-approved CGM systems covered by Traditional Medicare for eligible beneficiaries. Please contact help@gemedwardspharmacy.com if you need assistance.

*Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions: when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol, when symptoms do not match system readings, when you suspect readings may be inaccurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.

*For indications and important safety information on all Abbott CGM systems, visit https://www.freestylelibre.us/safety-information.html

The FreeStyle Libre 14 day Flash Glucose Monitoring System is indicated for the management of diabetes in persons aged 18 and older.

FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 systems are indicated for use in people with diabetes ages 4 and older.

Medicare coverage is available for FreeStyle Libre systems if their respective readers are used to review glucose data on some days every month. Medicare and other third party payor criteria apply.

Abbott provides this information as a courtesy, it is subject to change and interpretation. The customer is ultimately responsible for determining the appropriate codes, coverage, and payment policies for individual patients. Abbott does not guarantee third party coverage or payment for our products or reimburse customers for claims that are denied by third party payors.

* Data from this study was collected with the outside US version of the FreeStyle Libre 14 day system. FreeStyle Libre 3 has the same features as FreeStyle Libre 14 day system with real-time glucose alarms. Therefore, the study data is applicable to both products.

† The FreeStyle Libre 3 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the FreeStyle Libre 3 app requires registration with LibreView.
‡ 60-minute warm-up required when starting the sensor.
§ Among patient-applied sensors.
|| Notifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within 33 feet unobstructed of the reading device. You must enable the appropriate settings on your smartphone to receive alarms and alerts, see the FreeStyle Libre 3 User’s Manual for more information.
¶ The FreeStyle Libre apps are only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the FreeStyle Libre app requires registration with LibreView.
# Notifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within 20 feet unobstructed of the reading device. You must enable the appropriate settings on your smartphone to receive alarms and alerts, see the FreeStyle Libre User’s Manual for more information.
** 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.
†† The LibreLinkUp app is only compatible with certain mobile device and operating systems. Please check https://www.librelinkup.com for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the LibreLinkUp app requires registration with LibreView. LibreLinkUp is not intended to be used for dosing decisions. The user should follow instructions on the continuous glucose monitoring system. LibreLinkUp is not intended to replace self-monitoring practices as advised by a physician.

References:
1. Fokkert, Marion, et al. “Improved well-being and decreased disease burden after 1-year use of flash glucose monitoring (FLARE-NL4).” BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care 7 (2019): e000809. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjdrc-2019-000809.
2. FreeStyle Libre 3 User’s Manual.
3. Data on file. Comparison based on publicly available information.
4. Bolinder, Jan, et al. “Novel glucose-sensing technology and hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes: a multicentre, non-masked, randomised controlled trial.” The Lancet 10057, no. 388 (September 2016): 2254-2263. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31535-5.
5. Yaron, Marianna, et al. “Effect of flash glucose monitoring technology on glycemic control and treatment satisfaction in patients with type 2 diabetes.” Diabetes Care 42, no. 7 (July 2019); 1178-1184. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc18-0166.
6. Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care.
7. FreeStyle Libre 2 User’s Manual.

Important Safety Information

FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 systems: Failure to use FreeStyle Libre 2 or FreeStyle Libre 3 systems as instructed in labeling may result in missing a severe low or high glucose event and/or making a treatment decision, resulting in injury. If glucose alarms and readings do not match symptoms or expectations, use a fingerstick value from a blood glucose meter for treatment decisions. Seek medical attention when appropriate or contact Abbott at 855-632-8658 or FreeStyleLibre.us for safety info.

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