The Freestyle Libre monitor (shown) has some great features: The arrow showing that the glucose level is rising, in this picture, helps to determine the necessary action. I’ve found when the arrow is pointed straight down, I take some food immediately. In the picture, it would be looking at some insulin, but I’m close to the desired level, the blue line which is adjusted by you. If you touch the pencil on the top right corner, it will record your rapid- and long- acting insulin, food intake, exercise and medication. The black/red line shows where your levels have been through the evening in this picture (time shown). On the top, it shows how many days are remaining before the sensor has to be changed, which is 14 when it is new. The battery level is also evident and is easy charged with any USB connection.
Despite being a wonderful addition to managing Diabetes, the sensors are not available to Eastern Pharmacies. This creates an issue when travelling. I found the phone line assistance unhelpful in regards to getting the sensors shipped with no answers on how to resolve the lack of availability.
A pharmacist at Shoppers said that they were not allowed to bring one in for me. He suggested that I had Abbott send it to the Pharmacy which I’ve ended up doing.
I feel Abbott needs to deal with their service delivery and their customer service. Very Poor at this stage. Wonderful product with limited availability and very costly ($90.00/sensor).
When I purchased the unit, the rep said they were available across Canada, but not that they had to be ordered on-line.
Think twice before getting into this item. The Flash Glucose Monitor or commonly referred to the Constant Glucose Monitor is a great new product for Diabetics. It is available by a number of companies who make them available in Pharmacies in many different countries.