Abbott are officially launching the FreeStyle Libre 3 which is more than exciting, it is life changing.
Keep reading for all of the details on the Libre 3!
The difference between the Libre 2 and 3
There are a few differences between the Libre 2 and 3.
The first difference is the 3 will be the smallest and thinnest glucose monitoring system in the world.
Another update is the continuous real-time glucose reading feature. This means the Libre will automatically send glucose readings every minute to the reading device.
The final update Abbott have stated is the Libre 3 will have a one piece applicator making the application process smoother for users.
The changes makes living with diabetes more discrete and glucose control more efficient. – how exciting!
As well as the incredible updates to the system, the Libre 3 also upholds the 14 day glucose accuracy, as well as high and low glucose alarms.
Access to the FreeStyle Libre 3
Abbott have been able to create the Libre 3 at the same price as the previous Libre generations.
This is fantastic news because it increases the accessibility to advancing diabetes technology.
This means here in the UK, the NHS should have no problem funding the Libre 3 because it is exactly the same price as the Libre 2.
I hope this post gets you excited, the work achieved by Abbott is incredible and shows how advancing tech is easing the burden of living with diabetes. We are hoping the Libre 3 will be available in Europe in 2022 or during 2023.
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