FreeStyle LibreLink App now available in Australia

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Abbott’s FreeStyle LibreLink app is now available in Australia for use with compatible smartphones (both iPhone and Android).  This means people living with diabetes in Australia and using the FreeStyle Libre system4 are now able to access glucose data directly from their smartphones, eliminating the need to carry the separate handheld device to get a glucose result.

The new app works by using the phone’s near-field communication (NFC) which allows users to hold their smartphone near their FreeStyle Libre sensor to capture and view their real-time glucose levels, their eight-hour glucose history, and how their glucose is currently changing; and easily add notes to track food, insulin use, medication and exercise.

Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre system is designed to change how people with diabetes measure their glucose levels and ultimately help them achieve better health outcomes 9,10. The system reads glucose levels through a sensor that can be worn on the back of the upper arm for up to 14 days, eliminating the need for routine finger pricks 5. In addition, no finger prick calibration is needed.

The FreeStyle LibreLink app can be downloaded free of charge for both iPhone and Android in Australia, which is also the first country outside Europe8 where the app is available.

FreeStyle Libre is currently available across 42 countries, and 28 of these have full or partial reimbursement. Abbott is working with health authorities in Australia to seek reimbursement for FreeStyle Libre on the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), to ensure equitable and affordable access to the FreeStyle family of glucose monitoring systems for people living with diabetes.

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