FreeStyle Libre Sensors – What are they, and how do they work?

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FreeStyle Libre Sensor available at Smart Chemist

Why do we need a new system to measure blood glucose?

When it comes to measuring blood glucose levels, patients suffering from diabetes have seen very little in the way of innovation to make the entire process of testing blood glucose levels less painful and more streamlined. Historically, patients suffering from Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, who regular test their blood glucose levels, have had to perform the often painful and damaging procedure of finger pricking. This is necessary as current technology for measuring blood glucose requires the patient to provide a minute blood sample in the form of a blood droplet, to get an accurate reading of current glucose circulation in the blood. Unfortunately, although glucose monitors themselves have become more technologically advance, allowing patients to transfer and monitor readings on their smartphone or mobile device, the method of testing itself has remained the same.  Continue reading “FreeStyle Libre Sensors – What are they, and how do they work?”