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Abbott's painless tech for diabetes care with now FDA cleared FreeStyle Libre 2

Techstination feature for Thursday, July 16, 2020

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.    With the FDA having cleared the FreeStyle Libre 2 system…people with type 2 diabetes…including children as young as four have a new pain free option for monitoring glucose levels without the need for fingersticks.   The system is a sensor that is worn on the back of the arm according to Marc Taub heads technical operations for diabetes care at Abbott..

“It’s worn for up to fourteen days and it lets them monitor their glucose levels painlessly, minute by minute.  It also adds optional alarms so a user can know when glucose has gone above or below a threshold automatically.  Normally for people with diabetes what they need to do is take a finger stick blood glucose measurement.”

Those alarms can be very helpful to parents of children with diabetes, providing peace of mind.    For more info…head to www.freestylelibre.us .

You can find us at Techstination.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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