FreeStyle LibreLink Special Edition Quick Start Guide

On this page you can find information on how to set up the FreeStyle LibreLink Special Edition app1
on your A5X device. Tell us where you are at, so we can guide you through your next steps.

I have unpacked my A5X device and need to set it up.

Great! Let’s get you started. In this section, we will help you with:

  • Setting up your A5X device.
  • Downloading the FreeStyle LibreLink Special Edition app.1
  • Starting a new sensor with the FreeStyle LibreLink Special Edition app.1

​Show me how to do this

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I have set up my A5X device and started a new sensor with the app1 by scanning it. What now?

Well done! You will receive two tones and vibrations after you have successfully started the sensor. Now it needs to warm up.

  • The sensor can be used to check your glucose after 60 minutes.
  • A countdown in the app indicates how much time is left of the 60 minutes.

Can’t see a countdown timer? Get support

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I have started my new sensor, can check my glucose using the sensor and want to set up the app.1

Your sensor has been started and you can already check your glucose with the app? Fantastic! Now it’s time to set up your glucose alarms. In this section we will show you.

  • How to find and set up glucose alarms.
  • How to change the glucose target range.

Help me with the set-up

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Modal libre bg * Scanning the sensor to obtain glucose values does not require lancets ×
*1. Scanning the sensor to obtain glucose values does not require lancets 2. A finger prick test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels, or if hypoglycemia or impending hypoglycemia is reported but the symptoms do not match the system readings. ×

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