The Flash Glucose Monitor, the Freestyle Libre made by Abbott, was launched in Ireland for purchase in November 2016. The sensors for this monitor cost €120 per month which is not affordable for many people living with diabetes.
On 3 February 2017, Abbott submitted an application to the HSE's Primary Care Reimbursement Scheme for inclusion on the Long Term Illness Scheme so that it would be available to all who need it.
2017 June 28- Update on the Libre’s application with the HSE for inclusion on the Long Term Illness Scheme
2018 January 24 - My reaction to the HSE's announcement of the Freestyle Libre Reimbursement Scheme
2018 February 12 - What’s Next in the Freestyle Libre Campaign?
2018 March 13 - Libre4All Campaign Update
2018 April 16 - The Freestyle Libre; why we need it
2018 April 24 - Freestyle Libre Petition Presented to Government