The Food and Drug Administration has given its clearance to the first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used to make diabetes treatment decisions in adult patients without calibration using a blood sample from a traditional fingerstick test. The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, made by Abbott Diabetes Care, uses a small sensor wire inserted below the skin’s surface to measure blood sugar levels.
A mobile reader above the sensor wire enables users to determine if these levels are too high or too low. The reader stores 90 days of glucose data, displaying the user’s current reading, the latest eight hours of continuous glucose data, as well as a trend arrow showing if glucose levels are going up, down, or changing slowly.
Source: Greg Slabodkin, Health Data Management [10/3/17]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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