July 19, 2022 2 Comments
ExpressionMed is here to answer all your questions about this exciting new continuous glucose monitor (CGM).
When Will FDA Approve Libre 3?
Abbott received FDA approval for the FreeStyle Libre 3 on May 31, 2022. The CGM secured the CE Mark in the EU in September 2020.
Is the Libre 3 Available?
The Libre 3 has been available in Europe since September 2020, but the COVID 19 pandemic delayed its release in the U.S.
When is the Libre 3 Coming Out?
Abbott has not announced a date when the FreeStyle Libre 3 will be available for purchase in the U.S. yet. They have only stated that it will be available in pharmacies later this year.
When Dexcom launched the Dexcom G6, they received FDA approval on March 27, 2018. One month later, there was a 1,000 unit study, and the G6 was then released to the public on June 4, 2018. We suspect that Abbott will follow a similar timeline with the FreeStyle Libre 3, which would make it available in August of this year.
Is FreeStyle Libre 3 Available in UK?
The FreeStyle Libre 3 became available for people in the UK via the NHS Supply Chain on March 15, 2022.
UK customers can buy tapes from Diabetic Supply.
How Big is the FreeStyle Libre 3?
The FreeStyle Libre 3 is approximately the same size as two stacked pennies.
What is the Difference Between Libre 2 and Libre 3?
The FreeStyle Libre 3 is 70% smaller than the FreeStyle Libre 2. For comparison, the FreeStyle Libre 2 is about the same size as two stacked quarters, and the FreeStyle Libre 3 is the size of two stacked pennies.
Upgrades to the FreeStyle Libre 3 also include an easy one-piece applicator, which creates less waste, and continuous real-time glucose readings that are sent to the user’s smartphone every minute. This means no more carrying around an extra monitor and no more having to tap your Libre to receive your glucose readings!
How Much Does FreeStyle Libre Cost Out of Pocket?
According to Abbott, the FreeStyle Libre 3 will be priced the same as previous generations of the FreeStyle Libre device.
What is a Libre 3?
The FreeStyle Libre 3 is a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), designed by Abbott. It allows users to continuously check their glucose levels without having to fingerstick.
What Does Libre 3 Do?
The FreeStyle Libre 3 lets people discreetly check their glucose levels without having to stick their fingers.
ExpressionMed has launched its Libre 3 tape in Europe and will have the U.S. collection available once the Libre 3 launches here! In the meantime, be sure to check out our collection of Libre 2 tapes!
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