How to place a FreeStyle Libre in veterinary patients

Charlotte Fennell
Thursday, July 2, 2020

This article will discuss the recently developed flash glucose monitoring system (FreeStyle Libre, Abbot) and its current use in diabetic veterinary patients. The placement, monitoring and interpretation of the device is presented. Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrinopathy seen in both first opinion and referral veterinary hospitals and these cases require a large amount of nursing care. Therefore, the registered veterinary nurse should have a good understanding of the disease itself, treatment required and how best to support their clients during this time.

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