The FreeStyle Libre has been selling in Europe for several years. Abbott just got FDA approval in September 2017. Rumor is that it will be on sale in the United States in December 2017.
This is FDA approved it as a continuous glucose monitor. But, it doesn't have an alarm and doesn't transmit continuously. It keeps track of glucose data every several minutes for the last 12 hours. One holds the reader up to it within 1.5 inches to get the data.
The reader cost about $70 and the sensors cost about $70. The sensors are supposed to last 14 days or at least 10 days.
It is not as good as a continuous glucose meter that has an alarm like the Dexcom. But, it costs significantly less.
Here is Abbotts FreeStyle Libre Website: https://www.freestylelibre.us
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