A 12-month prospective, nationwide registry study (conducted independently of Abbott Diabetes Care) enrolled 1365 subjects with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and assessed changes in HbA1c, hypoglycemia, health-related quality of life measures, patient-reported outcome measures, diabetes-related hospital admission rates, and work absenteeism rates. The percentage of diabetes-related hospital admissions decreased from 13.7% to 4.7% over 12 months (P<0.05). The number of patients with any work-associated period of absence in the prior 6 months decreased from 251 (18.5%) at baseline to 53 (7.7%) at 12 months (P<0.05). From baseline to 1 year, 78% of patients experienced less severe hypoglycemias; 95% reported a better understanding of his or her glucose fluctuations, while 92% found it easier to regulate glucose around meals.
This real-world evidence associates the FreeStyle Libre Portfolio among people with type 1 diabetes with higher treatment satisfaction, less severe hypoglycemia, and less work absenteeism, while maintaining quality of life and HbA1c.