The Endocrinology Department at Oklahoma Heart Institute offers the Abbott FreeStyle Libre Pro system, a revolutionary continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for health care professionals to use with their patients with diabetes.
What is the FreeStyle Libre Pro System?
FreeStyle Libre Pro system allows physicians to better manage care for diabetes patients. The system provides a visual snapshot of glucose data giving a more simplified and clear overview of not only glucose levels, but also patterns and trends within those levels. The physician can make better, customized treatment decisions for their patients.
How it Works
Abbott's FreeStyle Libre Pro system is applied to patients by health care professionals in a clinic setting. A small, round sensor is applied on the back of the patient's upper arm. The water-resistant and disposable sensor is held in place with a self-adhesive pad and remains on the back of the arm for up to 14 days, requiring no patient interaction with the device or the need for the patient to draw blood via a fingerstick to calibrate the sensor.
The sensor continuously measures glucose and records glucose levels every 15 minutes, capturing up to 1340 glucose results for up to 14 days, giving the physician comprehensive data for a complete glycemic profile of their patient.
After 14 days, the patient returns to the doctor's office, where the doctor uses a FreeStyle Libre Pro reader to scan the sensor and download the 14 days' worth of glucose results that are stored in the sensor – in as little as five seconds.