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A new prescription is required for the the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader and sensors.

The FreeStyle Libre 2 reader and sensors require a new prescription.

The FreeStyle Libre 2 14-day system is not returnable.

The cost is dependent on the amount covered by the insurance. The price of the reader is usually under 65$ and 10$ to 75$ per month for the sensors.

Government agencies do cover the FreeStyle Libre 2 system if the individual meets the eligibility criteria. A prescription is required for the FreeStyle Libre 2, thus please contact your doctor for the system and how it can help manage your diabetes.

If the eligibility criteria are met, the FreeStyle Libre 2 system is covered by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Please contact your physician for a prescription at it a requirement for the FreeStyle Libre 2.

Prescription Requirements:

  • Veteran requires intensive insulin treatment, 3 or more times a day, or insulin pump to achieve desired glycaemic control.
  • Veteran has been using a blood glucose monitor (BGM) and is a frequent tester. (4 or more times a day)
  • Veteran agrees to ongoing medical appointments every 6 months. (or more frequently as clinician recommended)

Must also meet 1 Clinical Criteria:

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Inability to meet desired control despite adherence to the prescribed treatment regimen.
  • Inability to perform self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) by fingerstick due to disease or disability that is supported by appropriate medical record documentation.
  • Job -related activities in which hypoglycemic events can result in injury.
  • Pre-conception planning/pregnancy.

The Department of Defense Tricare does provide coverage for the FreeStyle Libre 2 if you meet the criteria for edibility. Please contact your physician for an assessment and a prescription.

The Freestyle Libre 2 needs a prescription, and you might be able to buy it with your FSA card. Please get in touch with your health insurance company to check if you can use your FSA card.

The cost depends on the coverage of the insurance company and the quality of the BGM/Strip testing.