June 16, 2020
Findings from the RELIEF study in France showed for the first time, in the largest retrospective analysis of its kind of nearly 75,000 people living with diabetes, use of the FreeStyle Libre system dramatically decreases diabetic ketoacidosis-related hospitalizations
– Additional real-world data demonstrate meaningful outcomes for people living with diabetes who use Abbott’s glucose sensing technology, including lower rates of acute diabetes events and all-cause hospitalizations as well as significant reductions in HbA1c levels
ABBOTT PARK, Ill.Today, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced results from multiple new real-world studies1,2,3,4 that demonstrate how use of the FreeStyle Libre system, the world-leading5 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology, can lead to significant clinical benefits among people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Notable findings, presented at this year’s American Diabetes Association (ADA) 80th Scientific Sessions, show that using the FreeStyle Libre technology is associated with substantial reductions in hospitalizations from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a serious condition that can lead to diabetic coma or even death.6 Results also showed a decrease in rates of acute diabetes events (ADE) and all-cause hospitalizations as well as lowered and sustained hemoglobin A1c (HbA1C) levels.
Data were presented as part of the RELIEF study (Abstract 68-OR),1 the largest retrospective study of its kind analyzing the impact of FreeStyle Libre portfolio use on the incidence of hospitalizations for DKA. In the study, researchers assessed nationwide reimbursement claims data in France of 74,158 people living with diabetes, including 33,203 people with type 1 diabetes and 40,955 people with type 2 diabetes.
About the FreeStyle Libre System:
Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre technology, the #1 sensor-based glucose monitoring system used worldwide,5 reads glucose levels through a sensor that can be worn on the back of the upper arm, eliminating the need for fingersticks.8 The FreeStyle Libre portfolio has changed the lives of more than two million people across 50 countries9 and has secured partial or full reimbursement in 36 countries, including France, Ireland, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.
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