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The innovative FreeStyle Libre system just got even better!

The innovative FreeStyle Libre system just got even better!

If you are a parent or carer of a child with diabetes, you know the scenario. Your child is at school but you want to check their glucose levels.

Now you can, with the launch of LibreLinkUp2 – an Android3 smartphone app that works in conjunction with the free to download LibreLink app2, which can be used alongside or instead of your existing FreeStyle Libre reader.4,5,6

LibreLinkUp is a mobile app3 that allows parents and other caregivers to receive glucose readings from a loved one who uses LibreLink with their FreeStyle Libre sensor.4

Best of all, it’s FREE7. The scanning phone needs the LibreLink app and the carer’s phone needs to download LibreLinkUp. Links to both LibreLink and LibreLinkUp are below:

How does it work?

Shared scanning simplicity in 2 steps - all you both need is an Android smartphone.3

  1. The child scans as usual using LibreLink on their Android smartphone.3

  2. The results are automatically sent to the LibreLinkUp app on the carer’s Android smartphone.3

The LibreLinkUp app allows you to stay connected, while proactively monitoring your loved ones glucose levels. You can also easily share any results with up to 20 other carers.

Understanding your child's glucose readings and trends

1 - Current glucose
Your child's latest glucose reading - the colour band indicates whether your child's glucose is high, low in target or out of target

2 - Trend arrow
Shows if your child’s glucose is going up, down or changing slowly

3 - Scan history
Shows up to the last 100 scans

To find out more about the FreeStyle Libre system...

FreeStyle and related brand marks are trademarks of Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. in various jurisdictions. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2016 Abbott

1. Scanning the sensor to obtain glucose values does not require lancets.

2. LibreLinkUp is a mobile application, developed and provided by Newyu. LibreLink is a mobile application, developed and provided by AirStrip. Use of LibreLink and LibreLinkUp requires registration with LibreView, a service provided by Abbott and Newyu, Inc. FreeStyle Libre readers and sensors are provided by Abbott.

3. The LibreLink app is compatible with NFC-enabled smartphones running Android OS 4.0 or higher. LibreLinkUp is compatible with mobile phones running Android OS 4.0 or higher.

4. LibreLink is indicated for measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in people (age 4 and older) with diabetes mellitus when used with Abbott FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system sensor. The indication for children (ages 4 - 17) is limited to those who are supervised by a caregiver who is at least 18 years of age. A caregiver at least 18 years old is responsible for supervising, managing, and assisting the child in using the LibreLink app and the Abbott FreeStyle Libre sensor and interpreting its readings.

5. The LibreLink app and the FreeStyle Libre reader have similar but not identical features. A fingerprick 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 LibreLink app or when symptoms do not match the LibreLink app readings.

6. The FreeStyle Libre sensor communicates with the FreeStyle Libre reader that started it or the LibreLink app that started it. A sensor started by the FreeStyle Libre reader will also communicate with the LibreLinkapp, provided that the LibreLink app is used to scan the sensor within an hour of the sensor starting up.

7. Data charges may apply when downloading the LibreLink or the LibreLinkUp apps.


Boots Free Replacement Batteries:

The way we send your batteries is changing! Providing replacement batteries for your Accu-Chek blood glucose meter is part of our commitment to you. However, due to changes in the Royal Mail regulations (Royal Mail Prohibited Goods, 2015) we are no longer able to send CR2032 batteries in the post.

This will affect the following meters: Accu-Chek Aviva, Accu-Chek Aviva Nano and Accu-Chek Active.

In order to continue supplying UK and ROI customers with batteries, we are offering battery vouchers, which can be exchanged for batteries in most Boots retail stores in the UK and ROI. To receive a voucher you can order them online in the same way you used to order batteries, or call Accu-Chek Customer Careline on: 0800 701 000 (UK) or 1 800 709600 (ROI).

Please note that terms and conditions apply, for more information please visit:

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Funky Pumpers supplies "dia wipes". They are designed to wipe hands without leaving any residue or product that may affect a blood glucose reading and are pocket size so easy to carry in a kit bag. 
They also have a great range of kit bags and medical bracelets, such as "I run on insulin" in child and adult sizes. 
Funky Pumpers also gives the VAT back on any product purchased for the person with diabetes. You just need to give the person's name. 
Contact details are:
www.funkypumpers.com
Email: info@funkypumpers.com


Dietary Tips:
I tried gluten, wheat and dairy free multi grain wraps on my (incredibly fussy) children the other night. I put some pizza sauce (passata) and mozzarella on and baked them for approx 8 minutes. The children thought they were great and didn't notice that they were much healthier than normal plain pizza bases.

Goodies (childrens snack manufacturer) does little baked fruit bars - date and banana or date and apple. They are 10g per bar and a handy size to keep in kit bags or handbags. The ideal healthy choice for a post hypo snack. 

If anyone has any useful or handy tips for managing type 1 diabetes in their children and in daily family life, please get in touch with us and the information can be added to our Useful Information Page.


 

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