FreeStyle Libre: Flash glucose monitoring systemAbbott’s FreeStyle Libre System is a glucose measuring system that eliminates the need for finger sticks or finger stick calibrations. It measures glucose levels through a small sensor that is applied to the back of a user’s upper arm. The sensor is the size of two stacked quarters and gives real-time readings for up to 10 days, according to the company. The sensor is also able to read glucose levels through clothes.
Each scan provides three pieces of data, including real-time glucose results, an eight hour historical trend and a trend arrow showing the direction their glucose is headed. The accompanying touchscreen reader can hold up to 90 days worth of data to allow people to track glucose levels over time.