Freestyle Libre patches revision

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Freestyle Libre patches revision

The increase in the number of people whose skin reacts too intensively with the adhesive contained in the sensor patches has recently been noticed around the world. The case was also taken up by the MHRA (Medical Health Regulatory Agency) from Great Britain. This institution supervises all side effects of medical products.

 

According to the findings and information provided by this organization, the manufacturer Abbott is also serious about the whole matter. Starting from April this year, sensors with modified glue patches have been systematically introduced to the market, but unfortunately at this moment we do not know whether it will apply only to one country (Great Britain) or all of Europe, and whether it will be related to the gradual introduction to the market european sensors Freestyle Libre 2.

Even if sensors with a new type of glue are introduced gradually, this is quite important information for people around the world. Let's hope that thanks to this, the situation related to the reaction to the glue can be expected in the near future.

Recall that the reaction to the glue leads to inflammation and thus can affect the life of the sensor, its measurement accuracy and durability of the patch and thus more frequent complaints. The manufacturer probably knows it well and we are happy that he is starting to react to the situation.

Remember also when you notice excessive symptoms when using the sensor, such as:

  • persistent itching
  • irritation
  • discharge

Stop using the sensor immediately and inform producer. If skin changes are serious, seek medical advice. When the situation is repeated with the next sensor, one should consider additional protection of the skin under the sensor, in the form of hydrocolloid patches or barrier sprays.

                               

 

source: https://www.inputdiabetes.org.uk/

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