Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Abbott Canada, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Throughout January I’ve been reflecting on my relationships with my friends and family and thinking about how I can support them a little more. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been doing this!
The person who pops into my mind every time is my grandma. I’m blown away daily by her optimism and drive to remain independent, especially as she’s getting older.
My grandma continues to monitor her diabetes every day and is adapting to new technology, like the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system*, to make sure that she’s on top of her glucose levels.
Grandma’s Diabetes Journey
So, over the last few months, I’ve been joining in on her diabetes journey and have learned so much. One of the things I’ve started thinking about is how I can help my grandma manage her diabetes when I am not home.
There’s nothing worse than being separated from a loved one and not being able to help them. The good news is that I’ve recently learned that the FreeStyle Libre system lets my grandma share her glucose levels with me via the FreeStyle LibreLinkUp app**.
It’s bringing me a lot of peace of mind to know that tech can help me stay connected with my grandma. And, in the short term as she teaches me how to use it, it means I’m spending more time than ever with her. It’s a win-win for me!
Have more questions about using the FreeStyle Libre system? Let me know in the comments below!
* The FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system is indicated for measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in adults aged 18 years and older with diabetes mellitus. Always read and follow the label/insert.
** The LibreLinkUp app is only compatible with certain mobile device and operating systems. Please check www.librelinkup.com for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of LibreLinkUp and FreeStyle LibreLink requires registration with LibreView. The LibreLinkUp mobile app is not intended to be a primary glucose monitor: home users must consult their primary device(s) and consult a healthcare professional before making any medical interpretation and therapy adjustments from the information provided by the app