Abbott's Revolutionary FreeStyle® Libre System Now Reimbursed in the Two Largest Provinces in Canada

Friday, September 13, 2019 General News
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1 A finger stick test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels or if hypoglycaemia or impending hypoglycaemia is reported by the system or when symptoms do not match the system readings.

2 For Quebec residents, users will need to have two years of experience in diabetes self-management and use insulin multiple times daily to be eligible for reimbursement. http://www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/liste_med/2019/liste_med_2019_07_10_en.pdf. Page 50.

3 Data on File. Abbott Diabetes Care.

4 The FreeStyle LibreLink app is compatible with Near-field Communication (NFC) enabled iPhone 7 and higher running iOS 11 or higher.

5 For a complete glycemic picture, scan once every 8 hours.

6 Public Health Agency of Canada. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/diabetes-canada-highlights-chronic-disease-surveillance-system.html. Access June 14, 2019.

7 Houlden, R., L. (2018). 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines. https://www.diabetes.ca/DiabetesCanadaWebsite/media/Health-care-providers/2018%20Clinical%20Practice%20Guidelines/Ch1-Introduction.pdf. Accessed May 2019.

8 Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care. Data based on the number of users worldwide for the FreeStyle Libre system compared to the number of users for other leading personal use, sensor-based glucose monitoring systems.

9 Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care.

10 Based on a comparison of list prices of the FreeStyle Libre system versus other sensor-based glucose monitoring systems. The actual cost to patients may or may not be lower than other sensor-based glucose monitoring systems, depending on the amount covered by insurance, if any.



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