Libre Sensors the new face of Blood Sugar monitoring
Are you ready to take diabetes management to a whole new level? What if we told you there’s another painless way of measuring blood sugar without having to worry about finger pricks?
Diabetes, a household name by now, is one of the most common diseases of the 21st Century with the number of patients, unfortunately, increasing at an alarming rate. Diabetes, primarily caused by a surge of glucose level in your blood, can indeed be lethal if left untreated. Diabetes also paves a path for subsidiary chronic disorders like cardiac problems caused by obesity, both of which are considered side effects for diabetes.
Now, diabetics are required to keep their sugar levels normal which can be 60 mg/dl for some or 90 mg/dl for others-
- Your blood sugar level after not eating for eight hours straight would be less than 100 mg/dl
- Your blood sugar two hours after eating would be less than 140 mg/dl
- Non-diabetics usually have their blood sugar level around 70 to 80 mg/dl before meals.
However, the generic study says if your blood sugar levels are higher than 126 mg/dl on two separate tests, there’s a chance that you might have diabetes. However, a minimum of two tests is necessary to deduce that, and the best diagnosis should come from a seasoned doctor.
Blood Test Monitoring is of paramount importance
Monitoring your blood test requires the imminent finger prick and blood drawing- or so you thought until you came across the Freestyle Libre Sensor. For a diabetic, monitoring your sugar levels is necessary at periodic intervals of the day to ensure certain food habits or activities are not causing a surge of fluctuations. At the same time, the traditional methods for blood glucose testing might not be the best option for the busy 21st Century when literally everything is on-the-go.
Introducing the New Refined Blood Sugar Monitor for the People on-the-go
The people of the 21st century are go-getters and that’s exactly why a revolutionary blood sugar monitoring concept was needed to reinvent the way people look at blood sugar management and monitoring. If heading to the clinic for a regular blood test is not your cup of tea, you need to know a thing or two about the Freestyle Libre Sensor, an advanced 24*7 glucose monitoring system that automatically measures and retains your readings for you to access whenever.
The water-resistant sensor comes with automatic storage that stores your results for up to 8 hours in 15 minutes intervals and can be worn for up to 14 days. Now you can measure your blood sugar any time anywhere while you sleep, eat, swim, exercise, and play.
How to use a Freestyle Libre Sensor?
Contents in the glucose monitoring system:
- Sensor Patch
- Disposable applicator
Apply the Freestyle Libre Sensor on the back of your upper arm.
Use the disposable applicator to secure the sensor to your skin.
The sensor is already calibrated at the time of manufacture. Now activate the sensor by performing a simple one- second scan.
After a brief one hour period of warm-up, the sensor will start recording your blood glucose level automatically.
How does the Freestyle Libre Sensor work?
On application of the water-proof sensor, a fine flexible and sterile fibre is inserted under the skin which is to assist in the monitoring of your blood glucose level. The system measures the interstitial fluid glucose levels in adults aged 18 years and older. The entire process is absolutely painless and the sensor is held in place using a small comfortable adhesive pad. You can scan your sensor as many times as you want. However, the system does record your glucose history of up to 8 hours along with a current glucose reading, a trend arrow showing if the glucose level is fluctuating or not.
How accurate is the Freestyle Libre Sensor in comparison to the traditional method?
The readings off of a Freestyle Libre Sensor is completely accurate. However, the results will always vary from that of a traditional blood test since the Sensor picks up readings from the ISF glucose level which has a 5-10 minute lag in comparison to changes in blood glucose. Rest assured, both the readings are prominent and accurate in their own way.
Why choose the Freestyle Libre Sensor?
The answer is why not! The new age glucose monitoring machine comes packed with quite a few essential benefits.
- These are water-resistant which allows you to wear them for up to 14 days and you can go about your life showering, swimming, exercising, and more without affecting the sensor at all.
- The next best thing about this sensor is that it’s discreet and can be covered with clothing if need be. The scanner can scan on top of clothes itself which makes it an ideal diabetes monitoring buddy that you can take along with you.
- The Freestyle Libre Sensor is one of the most user-friendly products designed especially keeping the diversity of their consumers in mind. Fluctuating blood sugar levels can affect just about anyone- from teenagers and youngsters to old seniors. The device’s easy usability ensures anyone and everyone can use it without any hassle.
- The monitoring system is well detailed ensuring you have a complete 360 degree data module where you can track your readings for up to 8 hours.
Visit your Doctor First
The possibilities are in fact endless with this revolutionary glucose monitoring system. However, this may not be a perfect fit for everyone. The device has not yet been evaluated for use in pregnant women or patients undergoing dialysis or having other implanted medical devices on them such as a pacemaker.
This is why it’s best advised if you visit a doctor first with details of your medical history and get his approval before trying out this remarkable device.