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New Libre today

Published by Nicole T in the blog Nicole T's blog. Views: 461

So it is pronounced like the star sign, Libra? Or is it pronounced as though there's an acute accent over the 'e', like 'café'? I notice most online seem to be going for the latter, but Abbott's helpline does the former.

Anyhow, I've got my new sensor on today (sent by them, after I reported issues with the old one.) I was a 6.8 on a blood test, and I'm a 9.3 on the new sensor after eating some Hi-Low toast (yes, I finally grabbed 4 loaves on a trip to London.) They're prone to overreading for the first couple of days anyway, so I'm taking that one with a pinch of salt. The moment of truth will be 2 hours after the toast, when I'll do another finger prick. But I'm too keen to get blogging to wait.

It strikes me though that, unless you maintain two separate accounts on two separate devices, there's a 1 hour window where you can't take readings, while the new sensor activates. As soon as you pair the new one to the app, it deactivates the old. And then the 60 minute countdown starts before you can take a reading.

I was reading high 3's, an hour previously, on the old sensor. Colour me cynical, but is that perhaps to deliberately prevent you from comparing two sensors that might be giving very different readings? It would be an interesting experiment to have two of these on at once, and to compare figures between them.
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