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Another libre thread ..

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Mad76, May 14, 2019.

  1. Mad76

    Mad76 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    Sorry, i know there are loads of questions about the libre, but i have another ...
    Im a bit of a dinosaur, technology wise, so at present i use the freestyle libre scanner with my patch.
    However, ive been reading on here ypu can scan with your smart phone. I have a samsung galaxy s6 - can i use this ??

    Also can i use my phone and the libre scanner- both with one patch ??

    Lastly can anyone point me to an idiot proof set of instructions to use my phone for this ??

    Thanks on advance
     
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  2. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It is available on Google play store

    and their website states:
    Android

    • Operating system: Android 5.0 or higher
    • Near-Field Communication (NFC): Your smartphone must have NFC capabilities and NFC must be enabled.

    You set up an account on the app, then scan your sensor

    https://www.freestylelibre.co.uk/libre/products/mobile-app-librelink.html
     
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  3. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    To use both the reader and your phone you must start the sensor with the reader and then scan it with your phone within its 60 min setup time - if its after than that it's too late to get your phone to be able to scan it.

    I use both - I find the reader much easier and more discreet to use, but find the info and displays on the phone much more useful - scanning with my phone is a bit of a faff (it's getting older and the NFC has never been anywhere near as good as the reader)
     
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  4. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    from my experience, if you scan with your libre meter first, you can scan again on your phone. but if you scan with your phone, you can't scan it with your libre meter.
     
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  5. Mad76

    Mad76 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Great, thanks. ... better see if i can find the app
     
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    Deleted Account · Guest

    Search for "LibreLink" in the Play Store. Install the first one that comes up. It has a yellow icon.
    And don't forget to enable NFC on your phone.
    Then you can scan to your heart's content and leave the reader at home.

    I believe in you... You can do it
     
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  7. Mad76

    Mad76 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
    Im a serious technophobe, but seem to have managed to get the app.

    The thing i dont like so far is that the phone and scanner dont share info

    Plus my phone is in a case so the scanning isnt as easy as with the scanner

    But once im used to itl itll definatly be more convenient using my phone. I think.
     
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    The way I understand it, when you scan, you download all the data on the sensor. This is 8 hours of data regardless when you last scanned. If you last scanned 10 minutes ago, it will update the last 10 minutes onto the scanner you used. If you last scanned 10 hours ago, it will download the last 8 hours and the first 2 hours will be blank.
    As you have found, there is no way to input data into your scanner (reader or phone) apart from from the sensor which is why they do not "share data".
     
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  9. Mad76

    Mad76 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone . So this is another new thing for me to get my head around !
     
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  10. Copernicus

    Copernicus Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a reader anymore, I broke it so I just use my phone. It will start a new sensor no problem.
     
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