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My new Freestyle Libre - My findings...

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by madusmacus, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    Madusmacus - didn't you have all manner of problems with every finger prick meter under the sun a short while back? If that was you, you're not having much good fortune.
     
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  2. madusmacus

    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow! them sensors are hard to get off :¬) good sticky stuff

    The faulty one came off in the end no blood under and no bent needle
    new one went on this time no pain :¬)

    Ill wait 12 hours before activating as you all suggested :¬)
     
  3. madusmacus

    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ee
    yes you have a good memory!
    this is why I jumped at the opportunity to use these expensive things :¬)

    and yes I am the most unluckiest person I know in lots of ways
    hehe :¬)
     
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    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised they replaced it so quick, they made me wait 3 days :)
     
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  5. madusmacus

    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It took 4 phone calls and I got lucky talked to the same guy 3 times
    he realised a straight line from 6mmol to 1.9mmol over 2 hours was obviously wrong

    they want the old one back (paid for biohazard container) hehe
    guess to see what went wrong :¬)

    Inserted my last sensor just below the last one "1 inch away"
    this one NO PAIN at all :¬)

    Leaving it in overnight before activation (as some peeps suggested)

    Night all :¬)
     
  6. madusmacus

    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This sensor is spot on :¬)
    no pain and values match the freestyle lite +/- 0.5 mmol
    (given there is a built in error factor of +/- 15% in all this tech - I am happy bunny)

    this is the way to go (if the sensors are all like this one)
    :¬)
     
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  7. madusmacus

    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting fact 1 (well for me anyways)

    Just climbing 2 flights of stairs and making a cup of tea raises my BS 1.0 mmol (10 minute lag)
    As much as my LCHF breakfast does - hehe - seems reproducible with me

    And its not a problem its just a finding... :¬)
     
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    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is so useful :¬)

    3 tins of Coors lite (I believed to be ok) shoots me up 2 mmol and climbing
    1 "BOTTLE" (hic!!) of red wine shoots me down 2 mmol

    He this gadget is such an eye opener
     
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  9. madusmacus

    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Since using the Freestyle Libre I have seen that If I am horizontal (Resting I guess) my BS are low - On becoming vertical (getting up having a shave etc.) my BS rise by as much as 2.0 mmol

    this seems to be backed up by blood glucose tests too

    Might all be more smoke and mirrors but now I can see A reason for my waking High BS readings I got before
    Glad I can see now im not getting a BS rise whilst asleep (according to sensor)
     
  10. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Moderator
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    This sounds more like dawn phenomenon. After being asleep, your liver dumps glucose into your system to fuel you. People find it occurs at different times - some get it when the alarm wakes them up, others get it at a consistent time daily regardless.
     
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  11. madusmacus

    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it does but I tested this :¬)

    I stayed lying down after waking watched some tv for 1-2 hours (lazy easter) and..

    As soon as I got up and washed,shaved made a cuppa tea...
    ONLY then do I get a rise - not at all during sleep

    very strange :¬) but kind of reassuring
     
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    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am the same - I should probably stay in bed all day ;)
     
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  13. madusmacus

    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am also doubting if I am diabetic at all now after 16 months of LCHF and loosing 15Kilos
    But that's for my Doctor and me to argue about :¬)

    Seems I have not gone over 7.4 MMOL or under 3.9 MMOL in the last 12 days of the sensor useage

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  14. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    I'm sure you and your doctor will have an interesting discussion.

    Are you familiar with Professor Taylor's Newcastle Study work, and his hypothesis on the Personal Fat Threashold (PFT)? You 15kg weight loss may have breached that, which could be helpful, but certainly, if you are averaging 23gr of carb a day, you are eating a very low carb diet.

    Your discussion with your Doc may be whether you are nin-diabetic, or extremely well controlled. It appears there is no official definition for reversed diabetes.
     
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  15. madusmacus

    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I forgot to enter some carbs but it was mainly wine and beer
    wine can push it an extra 20 an evening :¬)

    now I found the Libre can tag one glucose reading with multiple things
    Food + Wine + Total Carbs for example and you can even add your own tags.
    These are uploaded to the scanner from PC
    This will mean better carb tracking.

    I substitute a lot of protein and fat instead of carbs
    most meals its 4-8 carbs most meals
    I have got used to no pizza rice bread cookies sweets etc etc now :¬)
    well I have a bit of 90% chocky once in a while with a cuppa tea

    I do eat a few protein replacements from ciaocarb products like bread and cookies
    http://www.avidlite.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?page=search&SS=ciaocarb&PR=-1&TB=O
    CiaoCarb Loaf of Bread, 300g is 16 carbs a loaf (2 slices with scambled eggs type thing)
    CiaoCarb ProtoMax Maxi Form Cookiea are 4 carbs a bar
    tried and tested no reaction on me - and I like em :¬)
    as its a lot of protein you need to drink liquid a lot but I am always drinking HIC!!!! :¬)

    "hypothesis on the Personal Fat Threshold"
    very interesting I will read up about this
    I am still 103KG though I just don't seem to be able to loose it the way I did 12 months ago
    Not to fussed TBH

    "I am also doubting if I am diabetic"
    Yep I should have been more care full in my words - I think my life changes have controlled it and I have no willing to go back to all the horrid stuff I used to eat :¬)

    Thanks :¬)
     
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  16. madusmacus

    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting the way my weight and glucose has gone here is image from my spread sheet charting what happened sicne I went LCHF

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    I know its not for everyone and I have stalled with weight loss now but interesting how it got under control ish :¬)
     
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    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    Mine did something broadly similar. I didn't include the Newcastle link in my last post. There's plenty of reading here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/magres/research/diabetes/reversal.htm
     
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    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting thing I just saw...
    I had highish readings all day and I though maybe its not working as its on last day of sensor so I had 2 jelly babies
    I don't recommend doing that but its my body and its my test - now the funny thing

    I got the usual rises in recorded glucose followed by the dip but it didn't stop going down
    Its like the babies reset my bodies high readings and now im back to normal and its getting lower

    Strange
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    It could be a myriad of other reasons but still its funny
     

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    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    It'll be interesting to see if you get a car, or jelly bean craving later on, from any rebounding dip. Let us know, please.

    I thought you had thrown this away a couple of weeks ago, or was that merely figurative?
     
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