ABBOTT PARK, Ill – People with diabetes living in Europe can now use Abbott’s FreeStyle LibreLink mobile app with compatible smartphones. Utilizing their phone’s near-field communication, the app enables 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, as well as add notes to track food, insulin use, medication and exercise. “We’re committed to bringing life-changing technology and tools to liberate people from the many hassles of diabetes management,” said Jared Watkin, senior vice president, Diabetes Care, Abbott, in a statement. “The FreeStyle LibreLink app is a digital health tool that integrates glucose data directly on a smartphone so everything is all in one place. This is another step forward in making glucose monitoring seamlessly fit into a patient’s daily lifestyle—helping them live a fuller, healthier life.” The FreeStyle LibreLink app also has new features including: a larger, high-resolution display; text-to-speech capabilities for glucose readings; the ability to log smaller doses of insulin; and support for 26 languages. Users of the app also have the option to share their information with their health care professional and caregivers through LibreView and LibreLinkUp.
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