Have You Seen This? (The Freestyle Libre System)

I just saw the Free Style Libre for the first time. The FreeStyle Libre system is a continuous glucose monitoring system consisting of a small handheld reader and a sensor that is worn on the back of the upper arm. The sensor uses a thin, flexible filament inserted just under the skin. The handheld reader can scan the sensor in one second. It can read blood sugar every 15 minutes for 10 days before the sensor must be replaced. No more finger-sticks. It’s painless and covered by Medicare. She has even been swimming with it on so patients can shower and participate in all their usual activities. It’s even holding up to the Texas summer when it’s 98F and 98% humidity. But this technology is cool.