A story published in Diabetes Educators Update on 1st June entitled “No more fingerpicks for diabetes?” contained some incorrect details.

It stated that the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System measures blood glucose, when in fact it has been entered in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods as measuring “interstitial fluid glucose levels”. It is not intended for therapy adjustments where blood glucose remains the key determinant.

The story headline inferred that a finger prick test is no longer required when the device is