Circle Spring 2017 QLD WEB

To more than 850 Australians who shared their stories at… We are humbled by the strength of your determination and touched to hear of how FreeStyle Libre has had an impact on your life. Thank you!

Why prick, when you can scan? ‡

I teach aerial silks & using FreeStyle Libre made my life easier! That’s my life-I fly! I teach aerial silks and using FreeStyle Libre made my life easier! CLAUDIA M. — 47

Changes in a short period of time …I bought this system as it was pain free compared to other devices but the benefits of knowing what is happening at all times of the day has enabled me to change my diet with ease… GRANT S. — 58

Sensor makes my diabetes feel manageable …One of the most frustrating things about diabetes is the feeling of being in the dark – not knowing how my levels are trending or how quickly they’re changing… I finally understood what was happening to my blood sugar overnight; why I was having that early morning hypo or late morning blood sugar level spike. CHARLOTTE N. — 21

Nature photographer with improved control of my sugar levels …lets me be confident about what my body is doing, whether I’m climbing in the Himalayas, exploring the Arctic, snorkelling in the tropics, or just walking along a street in Australia… has helped me improve my control of those sugar levels. DAVID B. — 49

There was no ouch! Applying my first patch was amazing. Expecting pain I braced myself, but the applicator went off in a flash and it was done before I could even say Ouch! WALTER V. – 51

My tester of choice …I love how easy it is to set up and how painless it is… - I was expecting it to hurt a lot more… MICHAEL T. — 22

*Scanning the sensor does not require lancets. ‡A finger prick test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels, or if hypoglycemia or impending hypoglycemia is reported or the symptoms do not match the system readings. Names and identifying details have been shortened to protect the privacy of individuals. Quotes are abridged; available in full at This communication is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. People names, words and likeness have been reproduced with permission. No part of this communication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission. The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is a glucose monitoring device indicated for detecting trends and tracking patterns in persons (aged 18 and older) with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Health care professionals and consumers should be aware about the limitations of available scientific evidence for use of this device in any other groups of patients who require diabetes management. Ask your healthcare professional how a FreeStyle Libre glucose meter may assist you. Always read the label and use only as directed. For more information call Customer Service on 1800 801 478. FreeStyle and related brand marks are trademarks of Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. in various jurisdictions. Information contained herein is for distribution outside of the USA only. Abbott Diabetes Care, 666 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, Victoria 3108, Australia. ABN 95 000 180 389 ADC-05455

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