FDA Approves the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for Adults With Diabetes

Date: 
October, 2017

September 27, 2017. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system that does not require a "fingerstick" blood sample. The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System uses a small sensor wire inserted below the skin's surface. By waving a mobile reader above the sensor, a user can determine if glucose levels are too high or low, as well as see changes in glucose levels that can inform diabetes treatment decisions. The system can be worn for up to 10 days after a 12-hour start-up period. Read more at the FDA's website.