October 14, 2022
Now you can find all of your favorite ExpressionMed designs in the Libre 3 Perfect Fit and the Libre 3 Overpatch. Click here to check them out!
Abbott announced on October 6, 2022, that the FreeStyle Libre 3 is now available at most in-store and mail order pharmacies in the US.
The FreeStyle Libre 3 system is available via the NHS Supply Chain Framework for people with more complex diabetes management needs who require a real-time CGM device.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance to the FreeStyle Libre 3 for use by diabetic patients aged four years and older.
According to Abbott, FreeStyle Libre 3 is now the smallest, thinnest and most discreet sensor available — all at the same affordable price as previous versions of the device — allowing as many people as possible living with diabetes to access and benefit from these significant advancements.
Where FreeStyle Libre 2 is about the size of two U.S. quarters stacked, FreeStyle Libre 3 is smaller, about the size of two U.S. pennies stacked. That size reduction — by more than 70% — makes FreeStyle Libre 3 more environmentally sustainable. It uses 41% less plastic and 43% less carton paper, demonstrating the company's continued commitment to sustainability.
Real-time, minute-by-minute readings are sent directly to the FreeStyle Libre 3 app, available on both iOS and Android, via Bluetooth – unlike the Libre 2, there is no need to manually scan for a glucose reading.
The FreeStyle Libre 3 also comes attached to the applicator and ready to place on your arm, unlike previous versions where the applicator was separate.
Unlike the FreeStyle Libre 2, the FreeStyle Libre 3 system will come ready to work with the app on both iOS and Android. In fact, there will be no separate reader device for this CGM.
Like the FreeStyle Libre 2, the warm-up time for the Libre 3 has remained at 60 minutes.
According to a news release from Abbott, with a 7.9% overall mean absolute relative difference (MARD), the FreeStyle Libre 3 system is the most accurate 14-day continuous glucose monitor (CGM) with readings sent directly to an Android or Apple smartphone every minute.
Check out all of ExpressionMed's FreeStyle Libre 3 tapes now! Click the photos below to view each style.
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