We have had some queries from Diabetic patients in relation to the Freestyle Libre system.
In summary Freestyle Libre system will only available to people with Type 1 Diabetes to help optimise their glycaemic control using intensive insulin therapy and who meet all 3 of following criteria
1 – Completion of appropriate education ( e.g DAFNE,TIM or DIANE or equivalent)
2 – Patients who are proficient in carbohydrate counting
3- Patients who utilise intensive insulin treatment involving multiple daily insulin injections or insulin pump therapy.
Further details can be accessed from the NHS Grampian link:
Please note that Freestyle Libre will not be offered to patients with Type 2 Diabetes treated with insulin at this moment, this position statement relates only to Type 1 Diabetes