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Abbott & 1mg bring CGM solutions closer to Indian homes

28 July 2020 | News

Abbott’s FreeStyle ® Libre Pro, a professional flash glucose monitoring system, will be made available online on 1mg for the first time in India.

In a move to expand access and empower Indian patients to take charge of their health, American multinational medical devices and healthcare company Abbott and Gurugram based online pharmacy and healthcare platform, 1mg has recently announced their collaboration to make Abbott’s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) products available online, including its professional flash glucose monitoring system, FreeStyle ® Libre Pro.

Patients in India can upload a healthcare practitioner’s prescription and purchase the product online on 1mg.

An on-site phlebotomy service will be provided at the patient’s home with a phlebotomist helping the patient administer the sensor and take readings of the data after 14 days, enabling them to start using the device. Abbott′s FreeStyle Libre Pro consists of a small, round sensor — slightly larger than a 10-rupee coin.

A phlebotomist applies the discreet, water-resistant 1, and disposable sensor on the back of the upper arm of a patient. The sensor is held in place with a self-adhesive pad and remains on the back of the upper arm for up to 14 days, requiring no patient interaction with the sensor.

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