FreeStyle Libre 2 – Zucker messen ohne stechen per Sensor und App
Description Continuous glucose monitoring with Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 2 provides a simple, safe, painless and discreet alternative to blood glucose self-monitoring. A sensor about the size of a 2 euro coin is applied to the upper arm and continuously records glucose levels. The values are recorded by a short scan of the sensor with a special reader or through of a smartphone app that is available for Android and iOS systems. The glucose values can be recorded inconspicuously, because the scanning also works through clothing. In addition, the sensor can also be worn when showering, swimming or in the sauna. FreeStyle Libre 2 is part of the statutory health insurance’s obligation to provide benefits; this means that, under certain conditions, the costs are covered for people with diabetes. Jury statement Regular measurement of blood sugar levels is vital for diabetes patients and was previously associated with a finger stick. With FreeStyle Libre 2, a small sensor that is easy to apply and can be worn unobtrusively under clothing provides an essentially more convenient and pain-free measurement method that continuously measures and thus increases safety. The user always has an eye on their levels with a smartphone app, and is warned in a timely manner. A great innovation that significantly increases the quality of life for those affected.