Freestyle Libre 2 may be covered by your insurance. To see if you qualify, fill out the form or call us at 877-840-8218. This product might be available for Medicare patients.
Now with optional, real-time glucose alarms
For FreeStyle Libre System indications and important safety information go to: https://www.freestylelibre.us/system-overview/freestyle-libre-2.html
FreeStyle Libre 2
The FreeStyle Libre 2 combines the original FreeStyle Libre 14 day system’s fingerstick-free* glucose monitoring capabilities with many exciting new features. This CGM system can alert you to low or high glucose levels with customizable alarms and communicate digitally with other devices. It’s even usable by children four years old or older.
- FDA-approved integrated continuous glucose monitoring (iCGM) system
- Usable by adults with diabetes – and children as young as four years old
- Optional Bluetooth connectivity can alert users when levels are above or below specified blood glucose ranges
- No fingerstick calibration required*
- A simple scan gives you the info you need, like:
- Your current glucose reading and trends
- A graph of your last 8 hours of glucose levels
- 14-day sensor readings**
Includes: FreeStyle Libre 2 reader, USB cable, power adapter, user’s manual, additional usage guides
Reader Operating Temperature: 50°F-113°F
Reader Power Source: Lithium-ion battery (rechargeable)
Reader Size: 95 mm x 60 mm x 16 mm
Reader Weight: 65 g
Sensor Operating Temperature: 50°F-113°F
Sensor Power Source: Silver oxide battery
Sensor Reading Range: 40-400 mg/dL
Sensor Size: 5 mm height, 35 mm diameter
Sensor Weight: 5 g
To start using the FreeStyle Libre 2 as quickly and efficiently as possible, check out the instructional videos available on the system’s official website. Would you like a more thorough guide to the FreeStyle Libre 2? If so, the system’s user manual is downloadable as a PDF document on the same page.
Download FreeStyle Libre 2 User Guide
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US MED® sells replacement sensors for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system.
DISCLAIMER: People using products sold by US MED® should always refer to the directions provided by a product’s manufacturer for usage information.
*The FreeStyle Libre 2 cannot completely replace fingerstick tests. These tests are required to confirm any low or high sensor readings and when sensor readings do not match your symptoms.
**High levels of vitamin C may affect the accuracy of sensor readings. Refer to the FreeStyle Libre 2 user manual for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions - FREESTYLE LIBRE 2
The FreeStyle Libre 2 system is approved by the FDA and the sensors used by the FreeStyle Libre 2 system are highly accurate within their 14-day lifespan.
The FreeStyle Libre 2 system has been designated as an iCGM by the FDA, meaning it can communicate digitally with other devices. It has also been approved for use by children starting at the age of four.
If you encounter error messages while using the FreeStyle Libre 2 system, consult your user’s manual for more information.
If this happens to you, contact Abbott (the manufacturer of these CGM systems) here for a free replacement. Abbott’s customer service department is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern on all days except holidays.
The FreeStyle Libre 2 app for iOS and Android devices have completed FDA review and is available to the public via download from your mobile device's store. The two apps are FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre Link app. Visit the site for more information and app downloads. The system can also be used with a standalone reader.
Wash the area with soap and water and shave the area completely. Whether you're applying the sensor to your stomach or arm, it’s important to have clean, dry, smooth skin.
- Use the alcohol wipes provided and let it air dry completely.
- If you’re susceptible to skin irritation, pretreat the area with an adhesive barrier, like Skin Tac.
- Cover the sensor with a CGM patch or slick, like this one.
- Wait at least one hour before getting the sensor wet. This will give your adhesives a better chance to adhere to your skin.
Getting started with the FreeStyle Libre 2 system should be a breeze! Just follow the sensor application guide and any documentation that comes with the system.
While you can buy the FreeStyle Libre 2 at pharmacies, you cannot purchase this system over the counter. Instead, you’ll need a prescription before you can buy it from US MED or anywhere else.
US MED® sells replacement sensor kits for the FreeStyle Libre 2. Each of these kits contains a single sensor.
To continue using your FreeStyle Libre 2 system indefinitely, you’ll need access to a steady supply of sensors. Since this device has a sensor lifespan of 14 days, make sure your insurance will cover the cost of two sensors each month (or that you can afford this expense out of pocket).
No, the small needle inserts a tiny cannula that sits below the skin and stays in the interstitial fluid which is used to read blood sugar levels.
Yes, US MED® accepts Medicare nationwide. The FreeStyle Libre 2 CGM falls under DME and coverage is a part of Medicare Part B. If you meet the requirements of treating diabetes with insulin or having a documented case of level-2 hypoglycemia, then Medicare will cover 80% of your out-of-pocket costs*, after the deductible is met.
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