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Type 2 Does anyone know if the FreeStyle Libre is available on the NHS

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by gbswales, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. gbswales

    gbswales · Well-Known Member

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    I received an email from the site about the new Abbott FreeStyle Libre testing system. I find the idea of this extremely attractive as my fingers are quite painful to puncture and these days often require 2 or 3 attempts to draw enough blood for a strip test. Because of this I do not test as frequently as I need to having fairly erratic readings from day to day. However the ongoing costs are expensive, about £25 a week so I am wondering if this is likely to be available on prescription through NHS (Wales). To be honest I would even be prepared to contribute part of the cost myself but the NHS don't allow for contribution like this.

    I would also be interested to hear from anyone who has used this testing system about its effectiveness and whether the 14 day claim for sensor life is realistic
     
  2. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @gbswales, please use the search function for this. There are loads of topics that cover the Libre and will provide answers to your questions!
     
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