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FreeStyle Libre flash glucose sensor warning

Skin reactions reported by users

January 29th 2019

Tagged: MHRA alert

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Users of the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose sensor manufactured by Abbott have reported skin reactions to the sensor adhesive.

If users experience redness, itching or blistering, they are asked to speak to a healthcare professional on continued use of the device.

Users are advised not to apply barrier creams, sprays or patches under their sensor to reduce skin reactions, as this may affect the device performance.

Sensors with a reformulated adhesive will be available to UK customers from April 2019.

Please refer to the Medical Device Alert (MDA) and press release for further information.


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