How does the FreeStyle Libre Sensor work?
Step 1: APPLY THE SENSOR
The FreeStyle Libre sensor is applied on to the back of the upper arm with a simple, disposable device called an applicator. When the sensor is applied, a thin, flexible and sterile fibre is inserted just under the skin. It is held in place with a small adhesive pad. In a study conducted by Abbott Diabetes Care, users agreed that inserting the sensor was no more painful than a typical finger prick test.
Step 2: SCAN SENSOR
To obtain a glucose reading, simply perform a quick, painless 1-second scan of the reader over the sensor. This scan gives you more information than monitoring with blood glucose test strips, without the need for routine finger pricks. The FreeStyle Libre system also offers FreeStyle Libre software to generate concise reports to assist with the analysis of glucose data.
Step 3: GET READING
Each scan of the reader over the sensor gives a current glucose reading, the last 8-hours of glucose history, and a trend arrow showing if glucose is going up, down, or changing slowly. The reader can scan through clothing.
Who is this sensor suitable for?
The Freestyle Libre Sensor is suitable for those with diabetes who have a more active lifestyle and want a faster reading. It is also suitable for those who perhaps don’t want to be constantly pricking their finger for blood.
How is the Freestyle Libre Sensor applied?
It is applied to the skin using the included applicator. To do this, make sure that the skin is clean because oily, wet, or hairy skin may make the sensor harder to apply. Applying the sensor includes a number of steps:
Open up the Sensor Pack and unscrew the cap on it and then put the cap aside.
Line up the dark marks on both the sensor and the applicator and press down on the applicator until it stops.
Place the applicator over where you want the sensor to go and push down firmly in order to apply the sensor to the skin. Now the sensor should stick to the skin.
Gently pull the applicator away from the sensor, which should stay on the skin.
Put the cap back onto the applicator.
Cheapest Freestyle Libre in the UK?
At hive pharmacy, we are not charging VAT to diabetics who are purchasing the freestlye libre sensors. Diabetics are entitied to VAT free purchasing of this item.
About the Freestyle Libre Sensor
For use with FreeStyle Libre reader. The FreeStyle Libre sensor measures and stores glucose readings without having to utilise traditional finger prick methods. It represents new technology that is different to traditional blood glucose monitoring and makes glucose testing hassle-free, and provides greater convenience.
The FreeStyle Libre sensor automatically measures and continuously stores glucose readings day and night. The sensor updates the glucose result up to every minute and stores up to 8 hours of glucose readings in 15 minute intervals. Can be worn for up to 14 days
You can buy Abbott FreeStyle Libre Sensors online at our UK based Hive Pharmacy. Stock availability is currently good. We believe we are the cheapest Freestyle Libre Sensor seller online.
To buy one sensor, no voucher or coupon required - simply confirm you are diabetic to purchase without VAT.
Why have a Freestyle Libre subscription?
Subscriptions make life simpler as you dont have to remember to re-order your next sensor and you dont have to worry about it arriving in time.
Once subscribed, we will post two sensors every 4 weeks on the dot!
Spread the cost with small weekly payments.
Its easy to cancel if you no longer need the subscription, simply log in to your account and cancel.
How much does FreeStyle Libre cost?
There are two version of the Libre sensor. The Freestyle libre ONE is £49 at HIVE, and the Freestyle Libre TWO sensor is £53. This includes Next Day Tracked delivery.