Flash Glucose Monitoring

12th March 2021

Flash Glucose monitoring became available in April 2019 for those patients with cystic fibrosis related diabetes. Freestyle Libre 2 is the latest version of this technology, which is now available.

If you are already using Freestyle Libre, you will be eligible for Freestyle Libre 2. Freestyle Libre 2 brings added advantages such as alarms and not being necessary to do a finger prick blood glucose measurement, if the sensor indicates a low reading. Please contact your diabetes nurse who will be able to arrange a prescription of Freestyle Libre 2 for you. Alternatively our diabetes nurse will discuss this with you during your routine CF clinic appointment. Find out more here.

There are clear criteria that need to be met in order to be eligible for access to flash glucose monitoring on the NHS. It cannot be prescribed by the hospital and you will need to discuss access to this system with your  Diabetes Specialist Nurse or GP. For more information go to the  NHS England  and diabetes uk website.