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FreeStyle Foundations: Easy CGM workflows for the care team
FreeStyle Foundations: Easy CGM workflows for the care team
FreeStyle Foundations: Easy CGM workflows for the care team

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Enhance your CGM expertise with total care team training. Let’s get started!

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Easy prescribing*

Prescribe the most affordable†1 FreeStyle Libre systems with little effort and time* using the resources below.

Watch the video to learn more.

Commercially insured patients can fill their prescription at a participating pharmacy with their choice of either the FreeStyle Libre 2 system or FreeStyle Libre 3 system.

FreeStyle Libre 2 system

  • FreeStyle Libre 2 app§

  • FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor
    NRC# 57599-0800-00

  • FreeStyle Libre 2 readerǁ
    NRC# 57599-0803-00

FreeStyle Libre 3 system

  • FreeStyle Libre 3 app

  • FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor
    NRC# 57599-0818-00

  • FreeStyle Libre 3 readerǁ
    NRC# 57599-0820-00

The FreeStyle Libre 2 reader, app, and sensors cannot be used interchangeably with the FreeStyle Libre 3 reader, app, and sensors.

Making CGMs more affordable#1

FreeStyle Libre systems are the most affordable CGMs available in pharmacies†1.

We understand that access and affordability are important to your patients, and we are committed to making this possible. FreeStyle Libre systems are half the cost of other CGMs#1.

  • Commercially insured patients pay as low as $0 per month for FreeStyle Libre system sensors**1

  • Most covered patients pay less than $40 per month for FreeStyle Libre system sensors**1

  • If commercially insured patients are asked to pay >$75 for two sensors, please have patients call 844-330-5535 for assistance

While not required, obtaining a prior authorization can help most of your commercially insured patients save over 50% every month for their FreeStyle Libre system sensors††1. For additional questions about coverage and costs, please have patients call 844-330-5535.

Prescribing Triage

Simple instructions to assist

  • Commercially insured patients
  • Medicare eligible patients
  • Cash-pay patients

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CGM Billing and Coding Reference Guide

An easy reference document for CGM billing and coding, with CPT Codes, Medicare allowable costs, diabetes-related ICD-10 codes, and more.

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Resources for patients on other insurance types

Medicare prescribing in 4 quick steps

  1. Determine patient coverage

  1. Complete Standard Written Order Form for your eligible Medicare patients2.
  1. Explain to your patient that they should expect a call from the DME for any additional information, if needed.
  1. Once approved, the product will be shipped to your patient’s home.

To be eligible for Medicare coverage, the prescription must include both the reader and sensors, and the reader must be used on some days every month.

For questions regarding Medicare Fee-for-Service coverage, please visit www.medicare.gov.

Medicare prescribing resources

Medicare Coverage Update Flyer

See how CMS coverage criteria updates have expanded CGM access for your Medicare patients for both FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 systems.

FreeStyle Libre 2 system
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FreeStyle Libre 3 system
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Medicare Advantage DME Grid

For Medicare Advantage patients, our state-specific directory lists DME suppliers who carry the FreeStyle Libre 2 system in your area.

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Medicare Standard Written Order

If your patient is eligible, submit your order with this form, together with the necessary documentation to a participating DME supplier.

FreeStyle Libre 2 system
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FreeStyle Libre 3 system
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Cash-pay patients

For questions about costs, patients can call: 844-330-5535 for more information.

Additional prescribing resources

AAFP CGM Prescribing Resources

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has assembled a comprehensive collection of CGM resources and tools — designed to help you feel confident navigating the complexities of prescribing and ordering CGM for your patients. 

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ADA Webinar: CGM Coverage Criteria Changes in Medicare

An expert panel hosted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) provides valuable insights on recent CMS coverage updates and the clinical benefits of CGM.

CMS CGM Coverage Criteria

Confirm your patient’s Medicare eligibility2 by linking directly to coverage criteria provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Easy patient training

Quick resources to help increase your expertise and effectively train patients.

Watch the video to learn more.

The First 5 Patient Training Tips

The 5 most important things you need to discuss with your patients when they are starting FreeStyle Libre systems.

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FreeStyle Libre Systems Getting Started Guides

Everything your patients need to know to get started and get the most out of the FreeStyle Libre 2 or 3 system from day one.

 

Get Diabetes Education & Support with MyFreeStyle

MyFreeStyle is a free|||| onboarding support program designed to help patients feel more confident in managing their diabetes with FreeStyle Libre systems.

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Focused resources by topic

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Applying the Sensor

FreeStyle Libre 2 system

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How to Apply the FreeStyle Libre 2 Sensor

Proper application of the sensor is essential to its performance. This will guide you through the important application steps to ensure sensor adhesion like: How to clean the site, load the applicator, and apply the sensor.

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How to Apply the FreeStyle Libre 3 Sensor

Proper application of the sensor is essential to its performance. This will guide you through the important application steps to ensure sensor adhesion like: How to clean the site and apply the sensor.

FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 systems

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Sensor Application Guide

A quick troubleshooting reference that details proper site and sensor preparation for both FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 systems, as well as answers to questions patients often ask regarding their sensor.

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Setting up the app§¶ or readerǁ

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FreeStyle Libre 2 system

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Scanning your FreeStyle Libre 2 Sensor with a Smartphone

It’s important to know the ins and outs of setting up the app§ and getting the first reading from a new sensor. This video shows how to properly prepare the smartphone§ and scan from an iPhone or Android device§.

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Your First Glucose Reading with the FreeStyle Libre 2 Reader

Learn how to scan with the FreeStyle Libre 2 readerǁ and understand data in the display.

FreeStyle Libre 3 system

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How to Set up the FreeStyle Libre 3 App & Start the Sensor

It’s important to know the ins and outs of setting up the app and getting the first reading from a new sensor. Follow along to set up the app, create a LibreView¶¶ account, and start a new sensor.

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Starting a new sensor with the FreeStyle Libre 3 Reader

Starting CGM with your FreeStyle Libre 3 reader|| is easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Press Home Button to turn on Reader.
  2. Touch Start new sensor.
  3. Hold the reader near the sensor to scan it

To learn more, see the FreeStyle Libre 3 System In-Service Guide, Page 11.

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FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 systems

Sensor and phone compatibility guides

Check out these references to confirm which apps§¶ in the FreeStyle Libre portfolio are compatible with which sensors and smartphones.

Viewing glucose readings

FreeStyle Libre 2 system

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Viewing Glucose Readings with the FreeStyle Libre 2 Mobile App§

Glucose readings provide the valuable information needed to inform treatment decisions. Learn the contents of the current glucose display and see how other reports track glucose over time.

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Scanning with the FreeStyle Libre 2 Reader||

Learn how the FreeStyle Libre 2 readerǁ displays your glucose level, your current trend, and 8 hours of data.

FreeStyle Libre 3 system

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How to View Your Glucose on the FreeStyle Libre 3 App

Glucose readings provide the valuable information needed to inform treatment decisions. Understand glucose information on the home screen, and see how to add notes and access other helpful features.

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Checking your glucose with the FreeStyle Libre 3 Reader||

When it’s turned on, the FreeStyle Libre 3 reader|| displays the current glucose reading with a trend arrow indicating which way the user’s glucose is going and a graph of their current and stored readings.

To learn more, see the FreeStyle Libre 3 System In-Service Guide, Page 13.

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Setting up alarms##***

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How to Use Alarms with the FreeStyle Libre 2 App§

When a patient switches to CGM, alarms## will be new to them. This tool will walk you through how to set up and customize glucose alarms##, set personal glucose levels, and view important notifications.

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Using Alarms with the FreeStyle Libre 2 Reader||

When a patient switches to CGM, alarms## will be new to them. Follow these simple steps to setting alarms##, tailoring individual target glucose ranges†††, and viewing notifications.

FreeStyle Libre 3 system

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How to Set up Glucose Alarms | FreeStyle Libre 3 App

When a patient switches to CGM, alarms*** will be new to them. Learn how to set up and customize glucose alarms***, personalize target glucose levels†††, and view important notifications.

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Setting up glucose alarms with the FreeStyle Libre 3 Reader||

Right from the FreeStyle Libre 3 reader home screen, patients can set up and customize all their alarms, as well as sound and vibration.

To learn more, see the FreeStyle Libre 3 System In-Service Guide, Page 18.

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Sharing data with doctors‡‡‡

FreeStyle Libre 2 system

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Sharing Data with Your Doctor on the FreeStyle Libre 2 App§

A benefit of CGM with FreeStyle Libre systems is the ability for your practice to monitor your patient’s glucose data from your office. This chapter of the overview video walks you and your patients through the steps needed to connect with your practice through LibreView¶¶‡‡‡.

See: “Share Data with Your Doctor” (1:43)

FreeStyle Libre 3 system

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How to Share Glucose Data with Your Doctor on the FreeStyle Libre 3 App

A benefit of CGM with FreeStyle Libre systems is the ability for your practice to monitor your patient’s glucose data from your office. This video provides an overview of the LibreView¶¶‡‡‡ platform and shows how to set up an account and connect with your practice.

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Sharing data with the FreeStyle Libre 2 or FreeStyle Libre 3 reader||

FreeStyle Libre readers|| enable patients to share their glucose data directly via LibreView¶¶. The LibreView Quick Start Guide walks through the steps to connect either device to their computer’s USB port for remote upload. They can also connect for a direct data upload right in your office.

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Sharing data with caregivers‡‡‡

FreeStyle Libre 2 system

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Sharing Data with Caregivers on the FreeStyle Libre 2 App§

Patients have the ability to share their glucose data with caregivers and loved ones, providing another way to help them manage their diabetes. This chapter of the overview video covers the steps needed to set up data sharing through LibreLinkUp‡‡‡§§§.

See: “Share Glucose Data and Alarms with Caregivers and Loved Ones” (2:06)

FreeStyle Libre 3 system

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How to Share Data to the LibreLinkUp | FreeStyle Libre 3 App

Patients have the ability to share their glucose data with caregivers and loved ones, providing another way to help them manage their diabetes. This video explains how caregivers can set up data sharing through LibreLinkUp‡‡‡§§§.

Getting the most out of reports

FreeStyle Libre 2 system

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Viewing Glucose Trends and Patterns with the FreeStyle Libre 2 System

Viewing the reports provided by FreeStyle Libre 2 system can help you and your patients see their progress over time as well as inform treatment decisions. Learn about all the available reports, and how to use the app§ to view and share‡‡‡ them.

FreeStyle Libre 3 system

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How to Get the Most out of Reports | FreeStyle Libre 3 App

Viewing the reports provided by FreeStyle Libre 3 system can help you and your patients see their progress over time as well as inform treatment decisions. This video shows how to access reports and how to use the glucose logbook and notes features.

CGM vs. BGM

FreeStyle Libre 2 system

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Blood Glucose vs. Sensor Glucose

Patients may ask you why their sensor glucose and blood glucose readings don’t always match. This is perfectly normal. This video will help you answer their questions and help them understand the “lag”3 between sensor glucose and blood glucose as well as why it’s important to follow trends with CGM.

Replacing a sensor

FreeStyle Libre 2 system

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FreeStyle Libre 2, Replacing Your Sensor

Just like applying a sensor, there are proper steps to take when replacing a sensor. From skin washing to scanning, this video walks through the steps needed to properly prepare, place, and start a new sensor.

FreeStyle Libre 3 system

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How to Remove and Replace Your Sensor | FreeStyle Libre 3 System

Just like applying a sensor, there are proper steps to take when replacing a sensor. From skin washing to scanning, this video walks through the steps needed to properly prepare, place, and start a new sensor.

Enrolling in MyFreeStyle

FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 systems

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Get Diabetes Education & Support with MyFreeStyle

MyFreeStyle is a freellll onboarding support program designed to help patients feel more confident in managing their diabetes with FreeStyle Libre systems.

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MyFreeStyle Program Overview

MyFreeStyle offers ongoing self-guided digital support. The helpful information your patients receive on their journey will lead to “aha moments” that could help them better manage their diabetes.

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MyFreeStyle Live

Even after leaving the office, your patients can receive live CGM support and education with a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) to reinforce your training and answer any questions they may have.

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Additional patient support

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Abbott and WeightWatchers connected experience||||||

Share key FreeStyle Libre 2 CGM Data§¶¶¶### right in the WW app|||||| to learn how food and activity impact your patient's glucose levels, and be guided by the WW Diabetes-Tailored Plan to make healthier choices.

  • Conveniently monitor food, activity and glucose levels shared in one app||||||4

  • Enhance patient support with WW Diabetes-Tailored Plan offered coaches and workshops designed to help meet health and weight goals5

Patient follow-up

Follow-up discussions with patients can support successful glucose management with CGM††††6,7. LibreView## provides easy-to-read6 reports that support more informed treatment decisions6 while saving time. You can use them to8:

  • Assess patient safety by reviewing glycemic highs and lows

  • Discuss glycemic patterns and possible causes with your patient

  • Recommend possible solutions (adjustments to self-management)

  • Develop an action plan and focus on positive changes

Watch this video to learn how osteopathic board-certified family practitioner Eden Miller, DO, uses data-driven insights to inform shared decision making during follow-up discussions with her patients.

Patient follow-up resources

Review these helpful resources to learn how to use LibreView¶¶ reports to support your patients’ diabetes management and incorporate them into your practice workflow.

LibreView¶¶ Quick Reference Guide

This resource will walk you through the value of using LibreView¶¶ in your practice. It explains how to use the ambulatory glucose profile (AGP), glucose pattern insights (GPI), and other LibreView¶¶ reports to zero in on key data and provide clinical insights during follow up discussions with the patient.

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GPI Brochure

From time in ranges to clinical considerations, see how the GPI report provides a guided interpretation of your patients’ CGM data that you can use to support diabetes management discussions.

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GPI Patient Profiles

Specific cases help to illustrate how the GPI report provides a clear picture of the patient’s glucose profile and highlights the most important patterns to help customize treatment.

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Clinical Approach to Utilizing LibreView¶¶ Reports

This educational video provides a detailed review of LibreView¶¶ reports and 4 key steps to analyzing and applying the AGP report in clinical management.

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Medicare coverage is available for FreeStyle Libre systems if their respective readers are used to review glucose data on some days every month. Medicare and other third-party payor criteria apply.

Abbott provides this information as a courtesy; it is subject to change and interpretation. The customer is ultimately responsible for determining the appropriate codes, coverage, and payment policies for individual patients. Abbott does not guarantee third party coverage or payment for our products or reimburse customers for claims that are denied by third party payors.

* No paperwork for prior authorization needed at participating pharmacies. This applies to commercially insured patients. This does not apply to beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state healthcare programs. Participating pharmacies are subject to change without notice.

† Based on prescription claims for commercially insured patients starting on the FreeStyle Libre personal CGM systems compared to competitor CGMs. Does not include Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured, and other federal or state healthcare program patients. The actual cost to patients may or may not be lower than other CGM systems, depending on the amount covered by insurance, if any.

‡ Participating pharmacies are subject to change without notice.

§ The FreeStyle Libre 2 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the FreeStyle Libre 2 app requires registration with LibreView.

ǁ FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 apps and their respective readers have similar but not identical features. Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol and when your glucose alarms and readings from the system do not match symptoms or expectations.

¶ The FreeStyle Libre 3 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our website for more information about device compatibility before using the app.

# Based on a comparison of list prices of the FreeStyle Libre personal CGM systems versus competitors’ CGM systems, assuming annual use of one receiver (or equivalent hardware) and quantity of transmitters and/or sensors according to use life. The actual cost to patients may or may not be lower than other CGM systems, depending on the amount covered by insurance, if any.

** Based on prescription claims for commercially insured patients using the FreeStyle Libre personal CGM systems. Does not include Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured, and other federal or state healthcare program patients. The actual amount a patient pays may vary. The FreeStyle Libre systems requires a prescription.

†† Based on prescription claims for commercially insured patients starting on the FreeStyle Libre personal CGM system compared to competitor CGMs. Does not include Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured, and other federal or state healthcare program patients.

‡‡ Patients must meet the Medicare eligibility coverage criteria.

§§ DMEs are subject to change without notice.

llll Eligible patients will receive one (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or (1) FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor for users with a compatible mobile phone operating system at $0 copay. The expiration date of the voucher is 60 days from the issue date. This program is available for patients with Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes. Patients ages 18 and older are eligible to sign up and receive an offer for the (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or (1) FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor. Patients ages 4-17 are eligible to receive an offer for the (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or (1) FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor through their parent or guardian. This offer is void where prohibited by law. Abbott may modify or rescind this offer at any time without notice. The discounts are not available to beneficiaries of Kaiser Permanente, Medicare, Medicaid or other federal or state healthcare programs, residents of Massachusetts, or US territories (other than Puerto Rico). The free (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or (1) FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor is provided as a sample and is limited to one sample per eligible person per product identification number. The FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor cannot be re-sold, traded nor submitted to any third-party payer for reimbursement and is not provided as any inducement for future purchases. The free sample card is not health insurance.

¶¶ The LibreView data management software is intended for use by both patients and healthcare professionals to assist people with diabetes and their healthcare professionals in the review, analysis and evaluation of historical glucose meter data to support effective diabetes management. The LibreView software is not intended to provide treatment decisions or to be used as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

## Notifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within 20 feet unobstructed of the reading device. You must enable the appropriate settings on your smartphone to receive alarms and alerts, see the appropriate FreeStyle Libre 2 User’s Manual for more information.

*** Notifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within 33 feet unobstructed of the reading device. You must enable the appropriate settings on your smartphone to receive alarms and alerts, see the appropriate FreeStyle Libre 3 User’s Manual for more information.

††† Default range is 70-180 mg/dL. Consult with a healthcare professional on individual target glucose range.

‡‡‡ The user's device must have internet connectivity for glucose data to automatically upload to LibreView and to transfer to connected LibreLinkUp app users.

§§§ The LibreLinkUp app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check www.librelinkup.com for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the LibreLinkUp app requires registration with LibreView. LibreLinkUp is not intended to be used for dosing decisions. The user should follow instructions on the continuous glucose monitoring system. LibreLinkUp is not intended to replace self-monitoring practices as advised by a physician.

llllll The WW and FreeStyle Libre 2, FreeStyle Libre 14 day connected experience is compatible with certain mobile operating systems. Please check the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for more information about WW app operating system requirements.

¶¶¶ The app can capture data from the sensor when it is within close proximity of the sensor. The proximity and orientation of the antenna in phones varies and the phone will have to be moved around to find the best position for scanning the sensor.

### The user's device must have internet connectivity for glucose data to be shared with the WW app.

†††† Data from this study was collected with the US version of the FreeStyle Libre 14 day system. FreeStyle Libre 2 has the same features as FreeStyle Libre 14 day system with optional real-time glucose alarms. Therefore the study data is applicable to both products.

References: 1. Data on file. Abbott Diabetes Care. 2. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “Glucose Monitors: Coverage Indications, Limitations, and/or Medical Necessity.” Accessed August 2023. https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/view/lcd.aspx?lcdid=33822https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/view/lcd.aspx?lcdid=338223. Tarini, C. Glucose Sensor Use in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide (2020): https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42806-8_24. Data on File. WW-ADC Combined App User Manual. 5. WW: Welcome to the Diabetes-Tailored Plan.https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/wwanddiabetes. 6. Unger, J. Postgraduate Medicine (2020): https://doi.org/10.1080/00325481.2020.1744393. 7. Miller, E. M. Clinical Diabetes (2020): https://doi.org/10.2337/cd20-0043. 8. Isaacs, D. The Diabetes Educator (2020): https://doi.org/10.1177/0145721720935123.

 

Important Safety Information
FreeStyle Libre 14 day, FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 systems: Failure to use FreeStyle Libre systems as instructed in labeling may result in missing a severe low or high glucose event and/or making a treatment decision, resulting in injury. If glucose reading and alarms (if enabled) do not match symptoms or expectations, use a fingerstick value from a blood glucose meter for treatment decisions. Seek medical attention when appropriate or contact Abbott at 855-632-8658 or FreeStyleLibre.us for safety info.

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