The worst scenario of being a diabetic is the constant need to prick your fingers for checking blood sugar levels. But a new device promises to eliminate this need completely.
The device is already available in the Europe for several years and now Australians get the opportunity to use this device.
‘Abbotts FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System scans the arm of diabetics to read glucose levels, eliminating the need for constant blood samples.
The Abbotts FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System comprises of a small sensor that scans the blood glucose levels. The reading can be obtained in less than a second. The system also stores the information upto eight hours and displays an arrow indicating the direction in which the glucose is heading.
The device can be worn on the upper arm for 14 days and needs to be replaced accordingly. It is water-resistant and also much more convenient than conventional blood glucose devices.
The sensor can help all people who use insulin no matter whether they have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Both the Freestyle Libre readers and the sensors cost $95 each.