In 2018, the fastest-growing segment in the diabetes care market was the FGM market, which increased significantly in value. Abbott received CE Mark approval for FreeStyle® Libre in September 2014 and for FreeStyle® 2 in October 2018. The company also launched FGM in the U.S. market in late 2017 and has expanded to numerous international
Throughout this medical market research, we analyzed over 90 diabetes companies across 16 countries and used our comprehensive methodology to understand the market sizes, unit sales, company market shares, and to create accurate forecasts. While this MedSuite report contains all the Global Diabetes Monitoring, Treatment and Drug Delivery data and analysis, each of the market segments
In 2018, the fastest-growing segment in the diabetes care market was the FGM market, which increased dramatically in value. The high level of growth was attributed to the commercial launch of FGM in late 2017. Abbott received FDA approval for FreeStyle® Libre in September 2017 and for FreeStyle® Libre 14 Day in July 2018. The
Blood glucose test strips are thin strips with enzymes that react to blood droplets. These create either a photometric or electrochemical response which is read by a glucose meter. Strips vary by size, chemical makeup, fluid channels, etc. and are typically sold in containers of 50 or 100. A single strip is used for each test, and some brands have preloaded strip storage within their meters. Electrochemical strips are the most popular type, largely due to the extremely small volumes of blood required to measure glucose. These strips function by working with the blood glucose meter to produce an electrical current, which is proportional to the blood glucose concentration. Several different enzymes may be used for transferring electrons from the glucose in the blood to the electrode. Typically, the current can be measured in between 5 to 15 seconds.