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Type 2 Free style libre

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Diane_56, Dec 23, 2020.

  1. Diane_56

    Diane_56 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is this only for type 1 please
     
  2. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Got mine on prescription because I am on steroids. However I am told this is highly unusual. Asda is the cheapest if you self fund.
     
  3. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello there are type 2s on insulin who are able to get it on prescription
     
  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Anyone can use it but only some people get it funded.
     
  5. Justmenow

    Justmenow · Newbie

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    I am type 2 and I got a script for the Libre 2. You can also go on their website and get a free reader and a month supply (2) of the sensors. I will say, the libre 2 didn't work well for me It was giving me readings much lower than they truly were.
     
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    Joepubli Type 2 · Member

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    I am a T2 and have been experimenting with this device for the last few weeks. It is amazingly good at showing me what impact various foods have on me - I am able to experiment and adapt. For example - a huge plate of mushrooms and tomatos does practically nothing - a piece of toast, even buttered, quivckly shows a vertical increase. It also proved that for me walking for 20 mins after meal brought it down quickly.

    The readings are NOT the same as those from test meter -they say its about 15-20 mins behind that. But for me its the trends that are useful. If I forget to take medicine - it comes down much more slowly.

    With independent apps - you can also monitor you % of Time in range and indicative Hb1AC.

    Once I have finished experimenting with types of food and portion sizes that suit me, I can probably stop using it. It is kinda expensive on an ongoing basis. I wish NHS would consider giving to T2 when diagnosed - for say 3 months - so that people can see the impact and control. There is all kind of information on the net, some of it nonsense. For me - no differnce between potato and sweet potato. Or much revered resistant starch.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    sgm14 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes. As far as I know it is supposed to depend on whether your endo thinks that you will benefit from it.
     
  8. searley

    searley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My ex is T2 and she has it funded although it is rare her consultant had to put a case forward to the cqc (i think) to get approval to prescribe
     
  9. HomerSimpson

    HomerSimpson Type 1 · Active Member

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    You’re so lucky you get Libre 2 on prescription. Do you use the high and low alarms? How long have you had Libre 2?


    So so jealous right now. I don’t even have the Miao Miao.
     
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    chrisbug · Active Member

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    Hi,
    I'm type 1 and fortunate that I get libre on prescription. I have miao miao and use xdrip.
    I updated software on my phone yesterday and alarms suddenly appeared on libre app.
    I have only turned on the 'signal lost' alarm on libre, as I prefer the readings from xdrip (this is probably because you can calibrate the xdrip?).
     
  11. Justmenow

    Justmenow · Newbie

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    I completely agree with you. My readings were WAY off, but I was able to figure out which foods makes my sugars high and low also what happens when I walk after eating. The annoying part for me was that I would think I was doing so good, and really was not. I was getting readings 100 points different from my regular meter.

    The FreeStyle vender actually gave me a second one to try for free (I MAY have complained a wee bit...). This meter registers about 20 points lower than my regular meter which is a great improvement.
     
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    chrisbug · Active Member

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    My mistake, all the alarms suddenly appeared on the libre app, but I am using libre #1. A bit misleading, when you can set alarms which obviously won't work!
    Still completely happy with xdrip.
     
  13. Hayley78

    Hayley78 Type 1 · Member

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    What is Miao Miao (I thought was an illegal drug) and a xdrip? and how do you get alarms on a Libre?
     
  14. Hayley78

    Hayley78 Type 1 · Member

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    What is a Libre 2?
     
  15. LucySW

    LucySW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can you just turn up & buy one? Or can you order them? I self-fund as well.
     
  16. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I just went into asda and bought one. I had to fill in a form.
     
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  17. LucySW

    LucySW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooooohhh!!! Thank you!
     
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