New glucose monitor hits the market

Do you have an insulin-dependent diabetes patient who hates needles? 

A new, TGA-approved glucose monitoring device, which doesn’t require finger-prick tests, is being touted as something that could help in their management. 

The catchily named FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is made by Abbott and from Wednesday will be available in Australia for adults only. 

It reads glucose levels in interstitial fluids through a sensor inserted just under the skin, usually on the back of the upper arm, that remains in place for up to 14 days.