Abbott, the makers of the Freestyle Libre diabetes glucose monitoring system, has released a series of education and learning videos to help us get the most out of our continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM).
The official learning videos from Abbott Canada cover a variety of diabetes topics including:
- Introducing | The FreeStyle LibreLink Mobile App
- Understanding Your Freestyle Libre Readings (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
- Tips on How to install your Libre: Wash, Clean, Dry, Install
- Using your phone and Freestyle Libre reader together
- Scanning your Libre Sensor with an Android phone
- Nutrition and Diabetes
- Information on Food and Blood sugar Levels
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Check out the Abbott Canada YouTube channel and the official freestyle Libre videos from the links below.
Video: Introducing | The FreeStyle LibreLink Mobile App
A video introducing the FreeStyle LibreLink Mobile App! Now you can use your phone to monitor your glucose – anytime, anywhere – without lancets. Instantly see where your glucose is at, where it’s headed, and where it’s been over the last 8 hours. Now, you can manage your diabetes and live life on your terms.
Video: How to use your Libre Sensor | Wash, Clean, Dry, Install
Wash, clean, dry – before you apply. See how easy it is to optimally prepare your skin in just 3 simple steps before applying your FreeStyle Libre sensor.
Video: Understanding Your Freestyle Libre Readings | Part 1
In part one of the Libre learning video series, Lori Berard (an RN, CDE, and Consultant in Diabetes and Clinical Research, Canada) explains how the FreeStyle Libre system uses sensor-based technology to monitor your glucose without lancets. See how you can benefit from the features of the FreeStyle Libre system and FreeStyle LibreLink app to gain insights from your scans and connect with your healthcare team remotely to easily share your glucose data.
Video: What is the difference between interstitial fluid glucose and blood glucose | Part 2
Libre learning video 2 explains the difference between interstitial fluid glucose and blood glucose, and highlights why it’s important to look at all 4 elements of a FreeStyle Libre scan: current glucose, trend arrow, glucose graph and glucose message. Watch this video to learn how you can use the information from your scans to act—instead of reacting—to your changing glucose levels.
Video: How to get your first Libre glucose reading | Part 3
Libre learning video 3 walks you through getting your first glucose reading by scanning your sensor with the FreeStyle Libre reader or FreeStyle LibreLink mobile app. You’ll discover what information you can expect from each scan— current glucose, trend arrow, glucose graph and glucose message—and what it all means.
Video: How to use your phone and Freestyle Libre reader together
This video demonstrates how you can conveniently use both your phone and your Libre reader with the same sensor, in just 3 simple steps.
Video: Scanning your Libre Sensor with an Android phone
See how easy it is to use your Android phone to scan your FreeStyle Libre sensor. A video w plaiting how to instantly see where your glucose is at, where it’s headed, and where it’s been over the last 8 hours.
Video: Nutrition and Diabetes
Diet and nutrition can be confusing especially when you have diabetes. Abbott diabetes collected your top 6 questions and our dietitian, Sarah Ware, answered them! Sarah Ware, BSc (Hons), RD, CDE Registered Dietician
Video: Food and Bloodsugar levels for people with diabetes
Find out which foods make your blood sugars go up the most. Watch this video to learn more!
I have tried to watch your helpful videos, but when I press play there is a message that comes up on each “this video is private” ? ??
Hi Susan! Thank you for the heads up. It looks like Abbott UK has removed some of the videos. I will take a look over the next day or two to see if I can find great replacements. However, check out the Abbott UK YouTube channel – they have some amazing videos. Go to the following video to get started and then check out their other videos.