- Discreet- The smallest, thinnest CGM sensors on the market*
- Accurate- More accurate than any other 14-day CGM sensor†,††
- Reliable- Can send real-time glucose updates to compatible smartphones¶—no scan required
- Freestyle libre 3 sensor (2,900 MSV)
- Abbott freestyle libre 3 sensor (20 MSV)
The sensors used in Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 3 system can help people living with diabetes keep track of their glucose levels without fingerstick testing. (Like other CGM systems, this system is not intended to replace “traditional” glucose testing; however, it can help diabetes patients go longer between fingerstick tests.)
Abbott® FreeStyle Libre 3 Sensors
As you would expect from Abbott’s most recent CGM system, the FreeStyle Libre 3 system is a significant leap forward from its predecessor. The same goes for this system’s sensors, which are the smallest used in any CGM system to date* while still delivering a 14-day lifespan. When you do need replacement sensors for your FreeStyle Libre 3 system, get these components the easy way by ordering them from Advanced Diabetes Supply!
Please call our Customer Care Team at 1-866-422-4866 or fill out the form below to see if you qualify for a CGM sensor with $0 out-of-pocket costs.
With the FreeStyle Libre 3 system, people with diabetes can get updates on their glucose levels without having to do a fingerstick test.§ This CGM system is built around its sensors, which still offer a 14-day lifespan. Abbott’s CGMs are known for introducing some exciting new features.
Notably, the sensors used in the FreeStyle Libre 3 system are equivalent in size to two stacked pennies—making them the thinnest, smallest* CGM sensors in history. As if that wasn’t enough, the FreeStyle Libre 3 system’s sensors can automatically send real-time, minute by minute glucose readings to a user’s compatible smartphone along with a wider Bluetooth range.
Failure to use FreeStyle Libre 2 or FreeStyle Libre 3 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 alarms and readings 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.
Q: How Long Does FreeStyle Libre 3 Sensor Last?
A: The sensors used in Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 3 system have a lifespan of 14 days, as was the case for their predecessors.
Q: Does The FreeStyle Libre 3 Sensor Have A Needle?
A: The FreeStyle Libre 3 system is painless to apply1 and wear1. A small needle is used as part of the application process for the FreeStyle Libre 3 system’s sensors. That said, no needle is left in the application site after applying the sensor, and this process is pain-free for most FreeStyle Libre 3 users.
Q: Where Can I Put My FreeStyle Libre 3 Sensor?
A: FreeStyle Libre 3 system sensors should be applied to the back of a user’s upper arm. The application area should:
- Remain flat during everyday activities
- Be free of tattoos, scars, and moles
- Be 2.5 cm or more from any insulin injection sites
Q: Is the FreeStyle Libre 3 System Better Than 2?
A: Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 3 system offers many advantages over the FreeStyle Libre 2 system. That includes improvements to the newer system’s sensors, which are the smallest* and most accurate†,†† 14-day CGM sensors available.
Q: Is the FreeStyle Libre 3 System Available In the US?
A: The FreeStyle Libre 3 system received FDA clearance in May 2022 and officially hit the US market that October.
Q: What Age Is The FreeStyle Libre 3 Approved For?
A: This CGM system has been approved for use by people with diabetes who are at least four years and older.
Q: Do You Have to Scan the Libre 3 Sensor?
A: No—this system automatically sends glucose updates to a compatible smartphone device.§
1 Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care.
*Among patient-applied sensors. Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care
†Alva, Shridhara, Timothy Bailey, Ronald Brazg, Erwin S. Budiman, Kristin Castorino, Mark P. Christiansen, Gregory Forlenza, Mark Kipnes, David R. Liljenquist, and Hanqing Liu. “Accuracy of a 14-Day Factory-Calibrated Continuous Glucose Monitoring System With Advanced Algorithm in Pediatric and Adult Population With Diabetes.” Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, (September 2020). https://doi.org/10.1177/1932296820958754.
††High levels of vitamin C may affect the accuracy of sensor readings. Refer to the FreeStyle Libre 3 user manual for more information.
¶The FreeStyle Libre 3 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check Abbott’s website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the FreeStyle Libre 3 app requires registration with LibreView.
- The FreeStyle Libre 3 cannot completely replace fingerstick tests. These tests are required to confirm any low or high sensor readings and when sensor readings do not match your symptoms.