1. What happens if the reader runs out of power? Do I lose glucose readings if the reader runs out of power?
The reader needs to be recharged if it runs out of power. The stored glucose readings on the reader are not lost. The reader should fully charge in approximately 3 hours if the battery is completely discharged.
2. How frequently does the reader need to be recharged?
With normal use, the reader can be used for approximately 7 days before it needs to be recharged. A low battery warning will appear on the reader when it needs to be recharged. There is a battery icon on the reader which will indicate battery life.
3. Can I get a glucose reading through my clothing?
Yes, you can get glucose readings through clothing by scanning the reader over the sensor. The reader can scan through clothing with a thickness of up to 4mm.
4. What will happen if I don't scan the reader over the sensor in an 8 hour period?
The oldest glucose readings will be lost if the reader is not scanned at least once during an 8 hour period. For example, if you scan the reader over the sensor at 1:00pm and again at 10:00pm then you will lose glucose data from 1:00-2:00pm.
5. Is there any chance of overlapping glucose readings if I scan the reader over the sensor multiple times during an 8-hour period?
The reader is smart enough to figure out what data is new with each scan and not double-count any data.
6. What languages are available on the reader?
The language on the reader is country-specific and therefore varies from country to country.
In Qatar the available language is Arabic and English.
7. Does the reader automatically turn off?
For most screens, the reader dims after 45 seconds. From a strip result, removing the test strip will turn off the display.1
1For most screens, the reader dims after 45 seconds and turns off after 60 seconds. From a strip result, removing the test strip will turn off the display.
The video supports you in using your FreeStyle Libre sensor. Watch and learn how to use it. If the video doesn’t start, click on the play button.
FreeStyle Libre – Introducing The world’s First Flash Glucose Monitoring System
What can you do with the FreeStyle Libre system?
You can get a glucose reading with a quick, painless scan, without pricking your finger.
Getting your first reading
FreeStyle Libre - Getting Your First Reading
When you scan, the Reader displays your current glucose reading and a glucose trend arrow, which tells you the direction your glucose is going and how quickly or slowly it’s changing.
System features and settings
FreeStyle Libre - Systems Features and Settings
With the FreeStyle Libre System, you never have to guess about your glucose levels. And you never have to guess what the system’s doing, either. All the information is right there for you.
The FreeStyle Libre Software Version 1.0
The FreeStyle Libre Software is intended for use by individuals and health care professionals to aid in the review, analysis, and evaluation of information such as sensor glucose readings, blood glucose test results, blood ketone test results, and other data uploaded from the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system, in support of an effective diabetes health management program.
The FreeStyle Libre Software is not intended for the diagnosis of or screening for diabetes mellitus. Users should be aware that the FreeStyle Libre software is merely an information management tool and it is therefore not intended to substitute for the support of a health care professional. Individuals should always consult their health care professional if they have any queries or concerns about diabetes management.