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Freestyle Libre and Insulin Pump

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by AndyWatt, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. AndyWatt

    AndyWatt Type 1 · Member

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    Hi all, I'm really considering getting the FreeStyle Libre and have been for quite a while now. I'm Type 1 and use the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm and I just wanted to make sure that the Libre would connect to my pump and send my results to it ? Thanks for any advice in advance.
     
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    tim2000s Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @AndyWyatt, the only things that connect to Medtronic pumps are Enlite sensors and the Contour Meters. The Libre will not connect. Sorry!
     
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  3. AndyWatt

    AndyWatt Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks @tim2000s , I sent an email to FreeStyle but not heard anything back yet.
     
  4. Spicey245

    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, no, the Libre doesn't connect to pumps unfortunately (I'm on Minimed 640G and would find that feature brilliant too!). It does however work with an app on your phone so I never had to buy the Libre handset, just the actual sensors which has saved me a bit of money. Obviously it will only work with certain Smartphones so check which ones first! ;-)
     
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  5. AndyWatt

    AndyWatt Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Spicey245, I have been using the Libre for 2 weeks now and it actually runs out in the next hour. I got the Libre Reader and 1 sensor to try from my clinic and they told me to keep the reader and just get the sensors from Abbott FreeStyle if I wanted to continue using it ( and I am going to ). They downloaded the app on my phone when I was there but when I got home and started it with the reader, I didn't scan the sensor with my phone in the first 60mins, so I haven't had the joy of using my phone with it, but I will be using my phone when I get my new sensors. What do you think about the Libre and how accurate do you find it?

    Sent from my SM-G920F using DCUK Forum mobile app
     
  6. vic hill

    vic hill Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    free style LIBRE is a stand along sensor last 14 days the hand set cost about £50-00 the sensors about the same one you have the handset it is recharger by mains this is my no 5 sensor .
    but it is my mind the most real time blood sugar machine i know what it does can help to see blood sugars peaks and drops
    and fine tune insulin to food ratios i.e. on a pump change bolus rates very steady with small increases same with carbs ratios and at the same time i still use my spirit combo handset to take blood strips and compare as you go along each day
    as you know what is your blood sugar i have just done a scan 5.1 good but i had meal out with old work mates fish and chips did not give enough bolus so it was 16.0 gave another 3 units and used basel from 100% to 200% for 3 hours all back to normal
    now ISARAL firm has and ear lob blood sugar constant monitor and a british firm has a finger monitor look
    the on inter net , things are moving fast ..
    hope this helps vic
    59 years on insulin reply with any thing els e u need to known ..
     
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    vic hill Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    what was the drink in your glass orange what was the carbs vic
     
  8. Spicey245

    Spicey245 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @AndyWatt, I find that if my sugars are pretty stable the libre is usually around 0.3 mmol different to my finger pricks. I believe if your sugars are rising or falling rapidly it obviously lags behind about 10 minutes (that's what I've found for me anyway). I can't fault it so far, absolutely love it. I'm currently on my 3rd sensor in total and I have 3 days left to run on this one. Would be nice if they weren't so expensive as I'd use it all the time if they weren't!
     
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