Abbott's Incredible FreeStyle Libre Glucose Tester Hits European Market

No needles. No blood droplets. Painless. Wireless. Convenient. Say hello to the adjectives that describe Abbott's FreeStyle Libre blood glucose testing system, newly released in Europe.

This system works by having a tiny filament inserted just under the skin, held there by an adhesive pad. A sensor the size and shape of a dime is worn on the arm for two weeks at a time.

Patients use a scanner about the size and shape of a smartphone and swipe it over the top of the sensor. Result? One second later, a digital read-out of the patient's blood glucose.

The system requires no calibration. The system works even if your shirt is covering the sensor.

The sensor offers continuous glucose management, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Meanwhile, Ambulatory Glucose Profiling (AGP) presents patients with a graph showing their blood sugar levels over any time frame they wish.

Maybe the most astonishing thing is that the FreeStyle Libre system can generate the patient's hemoglobin A1c-- that all-important measurement that largely dictates treatment that you could only previously obtain via a laboratory blood draw.

Read more about the system in Abbott's press release after receiving the CE Mark in Europe back in September.

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