- Freestyle Libre
Please make sure you invite Vital to your practice as a clinician with admin rights. To connect a user to Vital you must first connect your Freestyle practice to Vital in the appropriate Vital region for your Freestyle account (See here for a breakdown or vital regions and supported Freestyle regions).
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Libre’s API does not record the timestamp’s offset associated with a user’s reading.
Although Vital returns timestamps in the UTC format (e.g.
2022-04-20T13:02:01+00:00) this doesn’t hold true for Libre. The time returned is the user’s timezone when they took a reading. Our recommendation is for you to record the timezone offset
of each user and adjust the timestamps accordingly.
Once your Freestyle practice is connected to the Vital practice, you need to instruct your user’s to connect their Libre account to your practice. This allows Vital to start pulling data from their account. This can be through the Libre app.
Once your user has connected their Libre account, you can connect your user to Vital either via the widget or the API.
To connect your user to Vital via the Widget you can follow the guide here.
Note, Freestyle Libre is available in different regions, ensure you select the correct region in the list of options above. Here are the regions that are available for Freestyle in each Vital region:
|Vial Region||Freestyle Region|
|United States (||United States (|
|Europe (||Europe (|
|(*) Default Freestyle region if unspecified|
Vital has two practices (depending on environment) this applies to all regions:
- To connect to Freestyle Libre, you must create a Vital Link token.
link_token = client.Link.create(user_id)
- Libre is an email provider. This means that when connecting a user we have to use the connect email provider method, passing in the email of the user’s Libre account and region in short form.
client.Link.email_provider( link_token, "freestyle_libre", email, region )
Once this is complete we will start syncing data from their Libre account.