The First FDA Approved Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Changes Life For Those With Diabetes

30 million Americans are living with diabetes and 8 million of those are undiagnosed. For those who have been diagnosed, the constant monitoring of glucose levels is part of daily life.

Living with diabetes means that patients have to take medication and follow special diets and while routine finger sticks have been the standard of glucose testing for more than 40 years, nearly half of people living with diabetes do not regularly test their glucose levels and that can lead to serious health complications.

And as you might imagine, most diabetes patients don’t like the finger stick method of glucose testing, but that is changing for many with diabetes with the new Freestyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor – recently approved by FDA.

This wearable technology is unobtrusive and providing diabetes patients with new found freedom.

If you or someone you know has diabetes, ask your doctor or health care provider if a continuous glucose monitor could help you. To learn more about the Freestyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor check out their website at and watch the full segment below airing across the globe on California Life with Heather Dawson.