Gone are the days of routine glucose testing with the lancets, test strips and blood as now there is the Freestyle Libre by Abbott which is a small device and very helpful in improving the day to day health maintenance of those people who are suffering with the diabetes.
It is small sensor that automatically measures and continuously stores the glucose readings day and night. It is FDA approved and the replaceable sensors which can last for as long as 10 days.
It makes them more practical then the leading alternatives. In this, the glucose readings can be done with a painless testing of 1 second scan even through clothing also. It has entered in the market and attracted the attention and support of the medical professionals as well as healthcare providers.
The Freestyle system has been designed to be water resistant as testing can be done while swim, shower or exercise as well as it can be worn while bathing etc. With every scan, we can get our current glucose reading and last 8 hour of glucose data along with an arrow which is showing the direction of our glucose is heading.
This system is indicated for the purpose of measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in people age 4 as well as older along with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. This indication for children age of 4 to 17 is limited to those who are supervised by a caregiver who is 18 years old.
The task of scanning the sensor in order to obtain glucose values does not need any lancets.