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Freestyle Libre 2 Set Up

Setting Up Your Freestyle Libre 2

Using your Freestyle Libre 2

There are 3 main steps you have to follow to get started with the Freestyle Libre 2: 

  1. applying the sensor

  2. setting up the Freestyle LibreLink App

  3. checking your glucose level by scanning the sensor with either your smartphone or a FreeStyle Libre 2 reader. 

Applying the Sensor

  1. Choose a site on the back of your upper arm, where your triceps muscle is (this is where the product is licensed to be used). Clean the area with the alcohol wipe provided and allow to dry. 
  2. Peel off the lid of the sensor and unscrew the cap from the applicator.
  3. Place the applicator into the open sensor pack and line up the dark mark on the applicator with the dark mark on the sensor pack. 
  4. Press the applicator down firmly until it comes to a stop.
  5. Lift the applicator with the attached sensor out.
  6. Holding the applicator in your hand, place it over the cleaned site on your arm. 
  7. Push down firmly to apply the sensor.
  8. Remove the applicator gently.

How to Read the FreeStyle Libre 2 System

You can read your FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor by putting your FreeStyle Libre 2 blue reader or phone over your sensor. Your phone or reader will scan the sensor and give you a reading. A reading is a number that tells you what your sugar levels are.

How to Use Alarms with the FreeStyle Libre 2 App on Your Smart Phone

  1. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on before starting the FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor

  2.  Open the FreeStyle LibreLink app

  3.  Tap on the menu and select ‘Alarms’

  4. Tap ‘Low Glucose Alarm’

  5.  Toggle to ‘On’ to activate the alarm

  6. Set the alarm threshold

  7. Tap the back button

  8. Repeat steps 3 to 5 for the ‘High Glucose Alarm’ setting

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1. Download the Order Form- PDF

2. Fill out and Send to your Doctor to fill out

3. Fax back to AZ Diabetic

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