FREESTYLE LIBRE SYSTEMS

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How do FreeStyle Libre systems (CGM) compare?

 

FreeStyle Libre 2 System

FreeStyle Libre 14 Day System

FreeStyle Libre Pro System

Type of CGM Personal CGM; reader is patient-owned Personal CGM; reader is patient-owned Professional CGM; reader is HCP-owned and stays in office
Sensor wear duration Up to 14 days Up to 14 days Up to 14 days
App Compatibility Yes Yes No
App-only Compatibility Yes, the FreeStyle Libre 2 app* lets you scan your sensor using your iPhone instead of the reader Yes, the FreeStyle LibreLink app lets you scan your sensor on your iPhone or Android No
Optional, Glucose alarms§ Yes (high glucose, low glucose, signal loss) None None
How to get glucose readings Patients can scan to get their glucose level as often as they want Patients can scan to get their glucose as often as they want Patients bring sensor into their HCP's office to download glucose readings
Fingerstick calibration¶# None None None
Sensor Application Patient-applied to back of upper arm, worn for up to 14 days Patient-applied to back of upper arm, worn for up to 14 days HCP-applied to the back of patient's upper arm, worn for up to 14 days
App Features
  • FreeStyle Libre 2 app* shares many of the same features as FreeStyle Libre 2 reader, plus:
    • Real-time glucose readings and real-time alarms§ directly on the patient's iPhone*
    • Automatic data transfer** to LibreView†† each time Freestyle Libre 2 sensor is scanned
    • Option to share glucose data and real-time glucose alarms§,‡‡
  • FreeStyle LibreLink App shares many of the same features as FreeStyle Libre 14 day reader, plus:
    • Real-time glucose readings directly on the patient's compatible smart device
    • Automatic data transfer** to LibreView†† each time Freestyle Libre 14 day sensor is scanned
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Reader
  • 1 reader or FreeStyle Libre 2 app* is paired with 1 sensor at a time
  • 1 reader is paired with 1 sensor at a time, however the FreeStyle LibreLink app can be used in combination with the FreeStyle Libre 14 day reader
  • One reader can be used for multiple patient sensors
Affordability Most (commercially insured) patients pay between $0 to $60 per month for FreeStyle Libre 2 sensors1,§§; there's no cost to download the FreeStyle Libre 2 app* Most commercially insured patients pay between $0 to $60 per month for FreeStyle Libre 14 day sensors1,‖‖; there's no cost to download the FreeStyle LibreLink app N/A

Medicare coverage is available for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system if a smartphone with the FreeStyle Libre 2 app is used in conjunction with the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader to review glucose data. Medicare coverage is not available if a patient never uses the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader, and patients must meet other applicable coverage criteria. See Local Coverage Determination: Glucose Monitors (L33822) and Local Coverage Article: Glucose Monitors (A52464), Jan 2020.

Medicare coverage is available for FreeStyle Libre 14 day systems for cell phone use if FreeStyle LibreLink is used in conjunction with the FreeStyle Libre 14 day readers. Patients must meet Medicare eligibility coverage criteria LCD L33822 (July 2020). Local Coverage Article: Glucose Monitor Policy Article (A52464), May 2017

As a courtesy to its customers, Abbott provides the most up-to-date information available, but it is subject to change and interpretation. The customer is ultimately responsible for determining the appropriate codes, coverage, and payment policies for individual patients. Abbott does not guarantee third party coverage of payment for our products or reimburse customers for claims that are denied by third party payors.

* The FreeStyle Libre 2 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the FreeStyle Libre 2 app requires registration with LibreView.

† The FreeStyle Libre 2 app and the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader have similar but not identical features. Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol and when your glucose alarms and readings from the system do not match symptoms or expectations.

‡ The FreeStyle LibreLink app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the FreeStyle LibreLink app requires registration with LibreView.

§ Notifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within 20 feet of the reading device. You must have Critical Alerts enabled to receive alarms and alerts on your smartphone.

‖ Glucose readings are not available during 1-hour warm-up, when sensor is too hot or too cold, when you see an error or "LO" or "HI" message, or no current glucose reading.

¶ FreeStyle Libre 2: Fingersticks are required if your glucose alarms and readings do not match symptoms or when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol during the first 12 hours.

# FreeStyle Libre 14 day: Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol, when symptoms do not match system readings, when you suspect readings may be inaccurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.

** The user's device must have internet connectivity for glucose data to automatically upload to LibreView and to transfer to connected LibreLinkUp users.

†† The LibreView data management software is intended for use by both patients and healthcare professionals to assist people with diabetes and their healthcare professionals in the review, analysis, and evaluation of historical glucose meter data to support effective diabetes management. The LibreView software is not intended to provide treatment decisions or to be used as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

‡‡ Glucose alarms will transfer to the LibreLinkUp app users when users are connected and alarms are enabled on FreeStyle Libre 2 app.

§§ Based on prescription claims for commercially insured patients using the FreeStyle Libre 2 System. Does not include Medicare, Medicaid, and uninsured patients. The actual amount a patient pays may vary. The FreeStyle Libre 2 system requires a prescription.

‖‖ Based on prescription claims for commercially insured patients using the FreeStyle Libre 14 day System. Does not include Medicare, Medicaid, and uninsured patients. The actual amount a patient pays may vary. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day system requires a prescription.

References: 1. Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

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