1. Is the FreeStyle Libre software required for me to use the FreeStyle Libre system?
No, the FreeStyle Libre software is not required to use your FreeStyle Libre system, but it can help you more easily spot trends and patterns in your data.
2. How will the FreeStyle Libre software help me?
The software can be used to help you more easily identify trends and patterns in your glucose data. For example, you may find that at certain times of the day your glucose is consistently trending high or low and you can focus on these areas for improvements.
You can also use the software to setup or activate certain features of your reader (for more details see “Can I use the software to setup or change settings on my reader”)
3. How much does the FreeStyle Libre software cost?
The software is free of charge and does not expire so you can use it for as long as you like.
4. Is the FreeStyle Libre software compatible with Windows XP, 7 or 8?
Yes, the software is compatible with the following Microsoft Windows Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64)
Microsoft Windows 8 (32/64)
Microsoft Windows 10 (32/64)
OS X El Capitan
5. Is the FreeStyle Libre Software Mac compatible?
Yes, the software is compatible with the following Mac OS:
OS X El Capitan
6. Do I need “Admin” rights to install the FreeStyle Libre software?
If you can install other software on your computer then you will be able to install the FreeStyle Libre software. If you do not have permissions to install software on your computer, for example at work, then you will need to work with your administrator to install the program.
7. Can I use the FreeStyle Libre software to setup or change settings on my Reader?
Yes, you can use the software to setup or change the following features on your Reader:
Time and Date: Change the Reader time and date to match the Computer time and date. You can also change the Clock Style to either 12-hour or 24-hour.
CAUTION: It is very important to set the time and date correctly. These values affect the Reader data and settings.
Sounds and Vibrations: Change the volume of the Reader’s notification tones and turn on or off notification tones, notification vibrations, and touch tones.
Language: Change the language on the Reader. (This option is only available on Readers with multiple languages.)
Target Glucose Range: Set the target glucose range for the Reader. Work with your health care professional to determine your Target Glucose Range. The Target Glucose Range can be set within 70 to 180 mg/dl
Note: On the Reader, the Target Glucose Range is displayed on glucose graphs and used to calculate your Time in Target.
Reader Profile: Change the name/and or ID that will be printed on the reports. The name and ID will be saved to the Reader but will not be visible on the Reader itself.
Notes: Add notes to glucose readings and strip results on the Reader such as «Exercise, » or «Food» or create your own custom notes.
Reminders: Change or setup reminders on the Reader, such as «Check Glucose», «Take Insulin» or create your own custom reminders.
8. How do I check for Software updates?
If a software update is available, a message will be shown on the FreeStyle Libre software Home Screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform the update.
Note: An active internet connection is required to receive update notices
9. Am I able to share my data from the FreeStyle Libre system with my Health Care Professional?
You are encouraged to always share your data with your healthcare professional so that they can better work with you to manage your daily routine. The FreeStyle Libre software is free to download and use by you and your healthcare professional.
10. I don’t understand how to use or interpret one of the reports
Consult the software user’s manual or your healthcare professional if you are having difficulty understanding or using the reports.
11. What is eA1c?
eA1c is an estimated value for HbA1c based on the average sensor glucose over the timeframe selected. eA1c is calculated using a formula from the published reference below 1. eA1c is not meant to replace or predict the HbA1c tested in a laboratory. Instead you can use this value to monitor changes to eA1c over time.
1 Nathan DM, Kuenen J, Borg R, et al. Translating the HbA1c assay into estimated average glucose values. Diabetes Care. 2008; 31:1473-1478.
12. What is Ambulatory Glucose Profile?
The Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) graph, found on several reports, provides a visual reference for changing glucose levels over time. Sensor glucose data of 5 days or more are combined and plotted into a single 24-hr chart. By plotting data this way, you can see patterns of variability that may be common to a specific time of day.
13. What do the median and percentile statistics mean on the reports?
Median - is where half the readings fall below the line and half the readings fall above.
25th to 75th Percentile - is where 25%- 75% of the observed sensor glucose readings fall (or the middle 50% of results).
10th to 90th Percentile - is where 10% - 90% of the observed sensor glucose readings fall
14. How many Notes can I add or create?
There are 5 standard notes and 6 custom notes that you can create for a total of 11 notes.
15. How many Reminders can I add or create
You can create up to 12 reminders.
To be able to create 12 reminders you will require the FreeStyle Libre software.
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.