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Fda Approves First Continuous Glucose Monitoring System For Adults Not Requiring Blood Sample Calibration

Release The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, the first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used by adult patients to make diabetes treatment decisions without calibration using a blood sample from the fingertip (often referred to as a “fingerstick”). The system reduces the need for fingerstick testing by using a small sensor wire inserted below the skin’s surface that continuously measures and monitors glucose levels. Users can determine glucose levels by waving a dedicated, mobile reader above the sensor wire to determine if glucose levels are too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia), and how glucose levels are changing. It is intended for use in people 18 years of age and older with diabetes; after a 12-hour start-up period, it can be worn for up to 10 days. “The FDA is always interested in new technologies that can help make the care of people living with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, easier and more manageable,” said Donald St. Pierre, acting director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health and deputy director of new product evaluation in the FDA Continue reading >>

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  1. Hope Springs

    I've just joined the online community, although I've "lurked" for about a year. I'm wondering how many times one can use the same needle on the glucose monitor before it needs to be changed. I'm sure this question has been addressed here, but a search didn't result in an answer. One book I read said that the needle can be used for a few weeks or, in my case, maybe longer. My doctor told me to test while fasting in the morning twice a week. So I'm thinking I can easily use the same needle for a month. Or longer?
    Thank you!

  2. abill

    I haven't heard of someone getting an infection from a dirty needle/lancet, but I guess it can happen. I irregulary test and use the same lancett, I can't remember the last time I changed..it doesn't hurt yet ..that seems to be my clue to change. others change it after every use. as recommended.
    this helped me getting my bloods back to normal
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    This gives a simple overview to how it works for me. The more carbs I eat, the more carbs I want. They don’t give up easy and it’s biochemical
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    https://www.verywell.com/getting-through-the-first-week-2242037 .

  3. Lynn

    Hi Hope Springs,
    I change to a new lancet every time I test. For me, they're the cheapest part of living with diabetes. I would think BG readings wouldn't be accurate if the same lancet was used repeatedly.
    Also, checking just twice a week doesn't seem like enough - but that's my opinion. I check at least twice a day.

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