Flash glucose sensing

Flash glucose sensing is a new development in glucose monitoring

It uses a sensor the size of a £2 coin and sits on the back of the arm with a probe just under the skin. By scanning or ‘flashing’ the sensor with a scanning device, you get the following:

  • Your blood glucose level
  • A graph of your blood glucose level for the last eight hours
  • A direction arrow showing if your levels are going up or down

Getting a Flash Glucose Sensor

The Abbott FreeStyle Libre is currently the only product available. It is licensed for use by both adults and children, but is not available through the NHS at this point.