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Freestyle libre 2 problems

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by ClintLesley, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. jaywak

    jaywak Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was getting annoyed when I kept being told I did not meet the criteria for a Libre , but after reading on here all the problems people are having I think maybe i'll stick with the finger pricks !
     
  2. rayray199

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    i'm hoping to try something else once the nice guidelines reach loacl guidelines in my area.
     
  3. Lakeslover

    Lakeslover · Well-Known Member

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    I started using libre 2 in March 21, had lots of sensor failures to begin with but Abbot always replaced them…even the one that failed at 13 1/2 days.

    I’ve just checked and my last sensor failure was October. So 7-8 months of steady continuous use without problems. I use an iPhone 13 Pro, LibreLink and also run xDrip4ios alongside which turns it into a CGM and displays the readings on my Apple Watch.
    Im in no hurry to change to Libre 3 as 2 now seems stable.
     
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  4. MommaE

    MommaE Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I called Abbott yesterday to ask about libre 2 being compatible with iPhone 13pro ( thinking of buying my first cell phone), and was told to ensure the phone doesn’t have iOS 15.5 as it’s system. They said 15.4 and below was fine but not 15.5.
     
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  5. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Don’t abandon it. You are now eligible without restrictions. I see all these problems and have had only a handful myself. About 51/2 years into my Libre journey and love it. Abbott always replace faulty stuff. Am presently doing a trial for Abbott and wearing 3 sensors. 2 being the new Libre 3. They are tiny and I keep forgetting they are there.
    My HBA1C has gone down every year since I started wearing it, and is now 41.
    Have just got myself a compatible phone, which I love. But for the previous years have just used the basic reader without any fancy extra add ons. That too has worked well.
     
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  6. StewM

    StewM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This forum is also, largely speaking, a place to get help dealing with problems so you’re not going to see many forum topics about something working exactly as expected.
     
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  7. Mrs HJG

    Mrs HJG LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for posting this. I am getting my Libre training in a fortnight and my iPhone was ready to install 15.5, so I have stopped it doing that now - I think there is a shortage of the sensors at the moment, so without a working phone that would have put the kibosh on everything!

    I can recommend iPhones for definite, and if you do get one, you might need to be careful what iOS it automatically upgrades to when you set it up, as 15.5 is the latest release. Did Abbott give any timeline for updating their app to remain compatible?
     
  8. MommaE

    MommaE Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They guy I spoke to said they are working on it but didn’t have a date yet.
     
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  9. xshtiek

    xshtiek Type 2 · Member

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    I have 15.5 on my IPHONE and it seems to be working perfectly with the Libre2.
     
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  10. MommaE

    MommaE Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh, interesting. Now I’m even more confused.
     
  11. lois240957

    lois240957 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I will be starting to use the sensors soon and I have a Samsung phone. I have not got a clue what to do until I start my training. So will be asking you guys a lot of questions
     
  12. Stu9876

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    I too am being moved onto the libre. Previously didn't meet criteria, but my funny turn has changed that.

    Are the NHS rolling out the 3 yet? I have a huawei p30 Pro and gt watch 2 so trying to figure out if I'll need to change my set up.
     
  13. Ipodlistener

    Ipodlistener Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Loads of videos about and how to use Libre2 on YouTube. If you watch via Chrome. Install ad blocker on desk/laptop. Saves them popping up throughout. Wouldn't be without mine. Would love Libre3 thou. Thankfully we live in a rich country like the UK.
     
  14. Tim Hot

    Tim Hot · Newbie

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    Me too. Started Libra in February this year and had many issues with sensor not reading. Eventually replaced phone as bc with new sensor too it’s the best it’s been now. Still odd can’t read sensor messages but mostly working well now with iOS 15.5 too
     
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  15. Ipodlistener

    Ipodlistener Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The can't read for 10 minutes error is when your BG is rising/ falling quickly. More often than not rising for me
     
  16. PaulAshby

    PaulAshby Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Even though the red warning symbol keeps appearing the alarm seems to work ATM
     
  17. Lynne C J

    Lynne C J Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Given that NICE have now approved use of Freestyle Libre for T2 diabetics on insulin you must qualify. They've already approved it's use for all T1's so insist they let you try it. It's not all good, my Libre 2's regularly don't alarm but they do let you check your levels much more often. Go for it!
     
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