Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring

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Abbott's FreeStyle Libre 2 is added to NHS Drug tariff.

Libre 2 - lift off!

A

rtificial The FreeStyle

Libre 2 system, the

second generation of

Abbott's sensor-based

technology for people

living with diabetes, has been approved

and added to the NHS Drug Tariff for

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern

Ireland from 1st November.

The FreeStyle Libre 2 system, with

optional real-time alarms, has been given

the go-ahead by the NHS Business

Services Authority for inclusion on the

tarif. This means it will now be available

on prescription to patients currently on the

current FreeStyle Libre system as well as

new patients with diabetes who meet the

NHS criteria. The GP prescribing system

network needs to be updated, with wide

availability expected by January 2021.

All current users of the FreeStyle

Libre system are advised to speak to

their healthcare team from January

2021 to discuss voluntary replacement.

New patients should also consult their

healthcare team from that time, to discuss

suitability and eligibility.

The addition of the FreeStyle Libre

2 system on the NHS Drug Tariff is the

latest step in Abbott's partnership with the

NHS in order to be able to ensure Flash

glucose monitoring technology is available

on prescription.

Libre 3

Meanwhile, Abbott has secured CE Mark

(Conformité Européenne) for its nextgeneration FreeStyle

Libre 3 system,

which is now approved for use by people

living with diabetes in Europe. The

FreeStyle Libre 3 technology provides

continuous, real-time glucose readings

automatically delivered to smartphones

every minute, offering unsurpassed 14-

day accuracy in the smallest and thinnest

sensor design at the same affordable

price as previous versions of the device.

Jared Watkin, senior vice president,

Diabetes Care, Abbott, comments:

"Abbott won't stop innovating when

there's room to raise the bar. We've

done that again with FreeStyle Libre 3,

the smallest sensor that delivers lifechanging benefits and best-in-class

accuracy. People living with diabetes are

at the centre of our design process, and

we made our next-generation technology

even more discreet for a better user

experience to make managing diabetes

as easy and seamless as possible."

The sensor is easy to apply with a onepiece applicator and is worn

on the back

of the upper arm, eliminating the need for

painful fingersticks to view glucose levels.

The FreeStyle Libre 3 system will be

priced the same as previous generations

of the device. "Since we launched the

first disposable glucose sensor in 2014,

we've always believed all people with

diabetes should have access to highquality,

accurate and affordable diabetes

technologies," continues Watkin. "We

built our FreeStyle Libre family of products

to deliver unparalleled results at a lower

cost than any other CGM available."

In addition to the sensor, the system

includes the FreeStyle Libre 3 mobile

app, which is designed to enable users to

capture and view their real-time glucose

levels, glucose history and trend arrows

showing how their glucose is changing

with just a glance at their smartphone.

Abbott designed its next-generation

FreeStyle Libre 3 system to be more

sustainable for the environment with

a smaller and more discreet sensor,

reducing the total volume by more than

70%. With a 41% reduction in plastic

use and 43% reduction in carton paper,

the new sensor design aligns with the

company's commitment to sustainability.

Abbott is launching the FreeStyle Libre 3

The FreeStyle Libre 2 system, with

optional real-time alarms... will now be

available on prescription to patients

currently on the current FreeStyle Libre

system as well as new patients with

diabetes who meet the NHS criteria.

"

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