The prolonged confinement to maintain social distancing and prevent the spread of the virus has limited attendance for people with diabetes at clinics. While telemedicine has become a popular option, caring for people with diabetes also requires continuous glucose monitoring technologies to stay in control of sugar levels during the pandemic.
This is where Abbott FreeStyle Libre plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between the data needed to assess sugar trends and the time and again need to prick fingertips. The FreeStyle Libre system liberates you from the worries of routine finger prick testing. You can just scan the reader over the sensor and check your glucose levels.
The importance of continuous glucose monitoring technology
Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) will be the future of diabetes care because of the real-time input it gives about variations in lifestyle and dietary intake. Here are reasons why CGM is important in the current times:
- People with Type 1 diabetes are highly prone to hypoglycemia. Their bodies can’t secrete endogenous insulin and in this manner can’t stifle the circling concentration of insulin when their glucose level is dropping to hypoglycemic levels
- Track significant spike in blood sugar between meals
- Show early morning spikes in glucose levels
- Assess how diet and exercise influence your sugar levels
- Decide whether your treatment plan is working on a daily basis
Why is Abbott FreeStyle Libre the Future of Diabetes Care
Abbott FreeStyle Libre offers people with diabetes a choice to check glucose levels whenever and wherever, ultimately improving glucose control. Here are a few more reasons why this is the future of diabetes care:
The sensor automatically and continuously saves glucose readings day and night. This helps in assessing sugar trends and understanding how diet and exercise are working for your body.
- Easy to understand
With each scan, you get your present glucose level, the most recent 8 hours of glucose information and a pattern that shows you where your glucose is going.
Glucose readings with an effortless one-second sweep even through your clothing.
The FreeStyle Libre system is water-resistant and can be worn while washing, showering, swimming or even when you are working out.
How does Abbott FreeStyle Libre Work?
The Abbott FreeStyle Libre measures interstitial blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. To obtain a glucose reading, all you need to do is quickly scan the reader over the sensor.
This easy scan gives you more data than a blood glucose test without the requirement for routine finger pricks. The FreeStyle Libre system also offers precise reports and a clear analysis of your glucose data.
With India having the second-largest diabetes population in the world, continuous glucose monitoring technologies will give millions of Indians access to high-quality, accurate and pain-free diabetes.