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A FreeStyle Libre sensor lasts 14 days and costs R990.
Two sensors are required per month.
The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System allows an accurate glucose reading in just one painless one-second scan.
A Very Low Calorie Diet, provides roughly 800 kcal of energy per day for the first 8 weeks. This phase is then followed by a gradual reintroduction of food through the next 3 phases of the Programme. Although most individuals will start with the first phase and work their way through to the Maintenance Phase, the Programme can be tailored to the individual to ensure that it suits his / her lifestyle needs and weight-loss goals. During this time, the individual has frequent contact with an accredited dietitian or appropriate healthcare professional, where he / she provides structured counselling on nutrition and behaviour change. This teaches individuals how to make sustainable lifestyle changes that aids in keeping the weight off long-term.
A VLCD Programme has many benefits for various different conditions, not only diabetes. These conditions include: weight-loss before knee- or hip-replacement surgery; weight-loss before bariatric surgery; lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose; as well as possibly improving infertility, sleep apnoea and psoriasis. Ultimately anyone who needs to lose weight should benefit from a VLCD Programme, provided that they meet the inclusion criteria.