Culbin Medical Practice

Forres Health & Care Centre, Grantown Road, Forres, Moray, IV36 1JG

Use of Freestyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system in NHS Grampian- Position Statement October 2018

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: 

http://foi.nhsgrampian.org/globalassets/foidocument/foi-public-documents1—all-documents/NHSG_FreeStyleLibre.pdf

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”