MADRID, Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that four real-world data abstractsi,ii,iii,iv are being presented during the 13th Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) in Madrid. The new data show that users of the FreeStyle Libre system have improved glucose control,iii increased time in target glucose range,iii and decreased time in hyperglycemiaiv (high glucose levels) and hypoglycemiaiv (low glucose levels), as well as reduced HbA1Ci,ii (average glucose levels over a three month period).ii
"As the world leader in sensor-based glucose monitoring with more than two million users, Abbott's FreeStyle Libre system has an unmatched body of real-world evidence supporting its clinical benefits," said Mahmood Kazemi, M.D., divisional vice president, global medical and scientific affairs, and chief medical officer, Diabetes Care, Abbott. "Time and time again, we've seen meaningful data that reaffirm our technology's direct impact in achieving better health outcomes for people with diabetes – and the findings at ATTD underscore how we're continuing to transform people's lives."
The following abstracts are being presented at ATTD:
Improving HbA1c Control in People with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Using FreeStyle Libre
Real-World Study of FreeStyle Libre System Among Adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes within the Sweden National Diabetes Register
Canadian Real-World Analysis of FreeStyle Libre and Glycemic Control
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Use in the U.S. is Associated with Reduction in Acute Diabetes Complications, Even with Prior Low Test Strip Use
Abbott's FreeStyle Libre system is now being used by more than 2 million people living with diabetes across 46 countries.x Abbott has secured partial or full reimbursement for the FreeStyle Libre system in 36 countries, including France, Ireland, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.
About FreeStyle Libre System
Abbott's FreeStyle Libre system, the world leading sensor-based glucose monitoring technology,xi is designed to change how people with diabetes measure their glucose levels and ultimately help them achieve better health outcomes.xii The system reads glucose levels through a sensor that can be worn on the back of the upper arm, eliminating the need for finger sticks.xiii
For the U.S., important safety information: https://www.freestylelibre.us/safety-information.html
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i Real-world study of FreeStyle Libre system among adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes within the Swedish National Diabetes Register; Katarina Eeg-Olofsson, Ann-Marie Svensson, Stefan Franzén, Hodan Ahmed Ismail, Michael Törnblom, Fleur Levrat-Guillen
ii Improving HbA1c control in people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes using flash glucose monitoring: a retrospective observational analysis in two German centers; Gerhard Klausmann, Ludger Rose, Alexander Seibold
iii Canadian real-world analysis of flash glucose monitoring and glycemic control; Lori Berard, Laura Brandner
iv Acute diabetes complications defined by hypoglycemia, hypoglycemic coma, hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis, or hyperosmolarity ICD-10 codes as primary diagnosis for inpatient or as any position in the outpatient emergency claim; Matthew Kerr, Gregory Roberts, Diana Souto, Yelena Nabutovsky
v American Diabetes Association (ADA), https://www.diabetes.org/a1c
vi The effect of intensive treatment of diabetes on the development and progression of long-term complications in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, The New England Journal of Medicine, September 30, 1993, Volume 329, Number 14
vii ADA, International Consensus on Time-In-Range. The group recommends a target range of 70-180 mg/dL [3.9-10.0 mmol/L] for individuals with Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, and 63-140 mg/dL [3.5-7.8 mmol/L] during pregnancy, along with a set of targets for the time per day
viii Expanded real-world use confirms strong association between frequency of flash glucose monitoring and glucose control. Presented at the 12th Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) in Berlin, Germany; Lang, SR Jangam
ix Compared outcomes before and after purchase of continuous glucose monitoring
x Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care
xi Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care. Data based on the number of users worldwide for the FreeStyle Libre system compared to the number of users for other leading personal use, sensor-based glucose monitoring systems
xii Bolinder, Jan, et al. Novel glucose-sensing technology and hypoglycemia in Type 1 diabetes: a multi-center, non-masked, randomized controlled trial. The Lancet 388.10057 (2016): 2254-2263
xiii A fingerstick test using a glucometer is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels; or if hypoglycemia or impending hypoglycemia is reported by the system; or when symptoms do not match the system readings