How does a Libreband offer better protection?

SPORTS STYLE FOR LIBRE SENSOR WEARERS

Love My Libre was founded on the basis of transforming a Libre sensor from a medical device to sports accessory.

Our armbands – termed Librebands® - are designed specifically to provide protection from accidental knocks when wearing the Freestyle Libre out and about and when playing sports, exercising or swimming.

Since our launch in 2019, we’ve received many positive comments from customers about how wearing the armband makes them less self-conscious and actually gives them confidence.

All the elements of the Libreband have been designed to ensure comfort with a high specification in the materials used, attending to every detail, even when not evident to the wearer.

The armband strap is made from soft neoprene which is water-resistant and sweat-wicking so allowing the skin to 'breathe' and letting moisture escape.

Librebands are made to adjust to suit an individual's comfort with adjustable sizing secured with Velcro®. The armbands can be used repeatedly time and time again, unlike stickers and patches.

Librebands are particularly suitable if you're a swimmer. They are used by many swimmers who swim for extended periods of time, whether in a swimming pool, open water or the sea. Customers have also worn them for a variety of water-based activities such as water rides and hot tubs.

A key advantage of using an armband in water is that they protect sensors from the friction of water and being able to remove the armband means that water is less likely to accumulate underneath the sensor's adhesive, which can be a cause of them coming off and irritation too. In addition, this allows the skin to 'breathe'.

Our Libreband straps are made of neoprene which makes them more comfortable than straps made of elastic, and they dry quickly too.

Librebands have been extensively tested for durability in a variety of situations including at a water park, in a sauna and whilst participating in a wide range of gym classes, from yoga to more hard-core body combat. Previous customers include a competitive swimmer and several triatheletes!

Librebands are available in a range of colours intended to match in with current trends in sports and lounge wear. The faceplate designs allow wearers to make a positive statement about their condition, and the straps are individually edged to complement the design. All production and assembly is carried out in the UK.

Libreband is only available from Love My Libre® Ltd.

See how Librebands compare with stickers and patches:

We have received many positive comments from customers and you can see some of these on our review page. Click here.

If you have any questions about our Librebands, you can check our FAQ page here or email us: hello@lovemylibre.co.uk

Disclaimer:

This is not an endorsement of FreeStyle Libre[1] or Abbott. The author has type 1 diabetes and uses the FreeStyle Libre 2 which is prescribed by the NHS.

[1] FreeStyle Libre is a registered trademark of Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.