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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ABBOTT LIBRE SENSE GLUCOSE SPORT BIOSENSOR

What is the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor?

The Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor (‘biosensor’) is designed for glucose sport use only and offers streaming glucose data with a dynamic range of 55 – 200 mg/dL for performance athletes to monitor their glucose levels. It is specifically designed for sports use. The biosensor is not for medical use and is not intended for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of disease.

Through non-exclusive partnerships, Abbott plans to make the biosensor compatible with sport companies’ mobile apps and products which will provide glucose levels, trends and metrics to provide insights to support optimal fueling strategy and performance for athletes.

What benefit will the biosensor provide to athletes?

The biosensor, when used with a compatible partner app, is designed to provide a glucose monitoring experience that will enable athletes to understand the efficacy of their nutrition choices during training and competition. It will therefore inform athletes about how to fuel appropriately, to fill their glycogen stores prior to a race and to know when to replenish during a race to maintain athletic performance.1,2

How does a user obtain glucose readings from the biosensor?

To obtain glucose readings, users simply start a biosensor with a quick scan of the smartphone over the biosensor. After a 1-hour warm up period, users will start to automatically receive streaming glucose data every minute on their compatible smartphone app or compatible wrist reader.

What products are compatible with the biosensor?

We have partnered with Supersapiens to display and translate glucose readings from our biosensor into fueling strategies for athletes. Learn more at www.Supersapiens.com

For a list of compatible app and products the biosensor is compatible with, visit www.libresense.com

*Link will be functional once CE Mark is awarded and the website can go live.

What components are included in the biosensor pack?

The biosensor pack contains the biosensor and an applicator to prepare the biosensor for use. The biosensor is applied to the back of the upper arm with the aid of the biosensor applicator.

Is the biosensor applied to the body?

The biosensor is applied to the back of the upper arm with a simple, disposable device called an applicator. When the biosensor is applied, a small (5mm) filament is inserted just under the skin and held in place with a small adhesive pad.

Does it hurt to apply the biosensor?

Most users don't feel pain when applying the biosensor.

In a study conducted by Abbott, 91.6 % of users surveyed (n=119) agree that it was painless to apply the biosensor. Data on file, Abbott.

Will the user feel the biosensor while wearing it? 

The portion of the biosensor that gets inserted under the skin is less than 0.4mm wide (1mm is about the thickness of a few strands of human hair) and it’s inserted only about 5mm under the skin.

†In a study conducted by Abbott, 91.6 % of users surveyed (n=119) agree that it was painless to apply the biosensor. Data on file, Abbott.

How long can the biosensor be worn?

The disposable glucose biosensor is designed to adhere to the back of the upper arm and provide accurate glucose readings for up to 14 days.

How big is the biosensor?

The biosensor is 5mm in height and 35 mm in diameter, or about the size of 2 stacked quarters/a 2 Euro coin.

Can people with diabetes use the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor?

The Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor is indicated for sports use only. The biosensor measures glucose between 55 and 200 mg/dL for athletic use. It is NOT intended for use in diagnosis, treatment or management of diabetes or any other disease.

Will my glucose data tell me if I’m pre-diabetic or diabetic?

No, the biosensor is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, or monitoring of disease.  For concerns regarding pre-diabetes or diabetes, consult your healthcare professional.

Is the biosensor compatible with other diabetes apps or readers?

No, the biosensor is not compatible with any diabetes apps or readers. The biosensor is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, or management of diabetes or any other disease.

1. Moore, D. 2015 .  Nutrition to Support Recovery from Endurance Exercise: Optimal Carbohydrate and Protein Replacement. American College of Sports Medicine. 14(4), pp. 294-300.

2. Olsson, J. 2016. Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences. Swedish Elite Swimmers Blood Glucose Levels During Recovery: A Descriptive Study Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems


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