FreeStyle Libre 2 education sessions
|Diabetes Victoria is offering free online training sessions to learn all about getting started with FreeStyle Libre 2.|
If you live with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and are new to the FreeStyle Libre 2 system, join one of our FREE interactive online training sessions:
These sessions are limited to 20 attendees, so book now to secure your place!
More sessions coming soon!
Learn practical tips from a credentialled diabetes educator to help you feel confident with monitoring your glucose levels on the FreeStyle Libre 2 system.
Each session will be facilitated by diabetes educators from Diabetes Victoria and will include:
Click here for more information on balancing blood glucose levels.
Click here for more information on National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) and subsidised access to continuous and flash glucose monitoring including eligibility criteria.
Consult your healthcare professional to see if FreeStyle Libre 2 is suitable for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Freestyle Libre 2?
Freestyle Libre 2 is the next generation of the Freestyle Libre sensor-based glucose monitoring technology for people living with diabetes. Freestyle Libre 2 consists of a small sensor which is applied to the back of the arm for up to 14 days. The sensor can be scanned with your smartphone if you have downloaded the Freestyle Libre Link app or with a reader. This will give you a reading of your glucose levels and show you trends.
What are the new features?
The Freestyle Libre 2 system continuously measures glucose data every minute. When you scan the smartphone app or reader it will show your current glucose reading and a trend arrow to indicate if your glucose levels are trending up or down. A graph will show your 8-hour glucose history. Freestyle Libre 2 makes is possible to have customisable, real-time glucose alarms to alert you, without scanning, if your glucose level is high or low. It is optional to have these alarms. Freestyle Libre 2 can be used in conjunction with the LibreLinkUp app to share glucose readings and alarms with caregivers and loved ones. There is also the cloud-based application, LibreView, which can be used to share your glucose data and patterns with your healthcare professional. Then your caregivers and/or healthcare professionals can access your data remotely to help prepare for consults and telehealth appointments.
How should I decide if Freestyle Libre 2 is right for me?
Freestyle Libre 2 is TGA registered for adults and children (aged 4 years and older) with insulin-requiring diabetes. Consult a healthcare professional to see if Freestyle Libre 2 is right for you and your diabetes management.
How much does it cost?
If you are not eligible for the subsidy, the Freestyle Libre 2 sensor is priced at $92.50 and is scanned with a smartphone (with the free Freestyle Libre Link app). Freestyle Libre 2 sensors can also be purchased via FreeStyleLibre.com.au while the free-to-download Freestyle Libre Link and LibreLinkUp apps can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For a limited time, there is also a Freestyle Libre 2 introductory offer for new users to receive 2 free sensors when signing up for a subscription starter pack. Learn more at: scantocheck.com.au
Am I eligible for the flash glucose monitoring subsidy?
From 1 July 2022, Freestyle Libre 2 is subsidised for all people with type 1 diabetes through the NDSS Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Initiative. There are no changes for people with diabetes who currently access fully subsidised CGM or Flash GM products through the NDSS. You can continue to access your fully subsidised products. If you are newly eligible for the subsidy, you can apply for access and, once approved, you will be able to access subsidised CGM and Flash GM products through NDSS Access Points (usually a community pharmacy) for a co-payment equivalent to $32.50 per one month’s supply. For further information, visit the NDSS website.
Information for healthcare professionals
If you are a health professional, you can learn more about applying for access to subsidised CGM and Flash GM products via the NDSS website.
Where can I learn more?
For general information about CGM and Flash GM devices, please visit: ndss.com.au/products/continuous-glucose-monitoring-devices For product information and technical support, call the Freestyle Libre customer care team on 1800 801 478 (toll-free from Australia). For general support and subsidy enquiries, call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700.