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Freestyle Libre - 3rd applications

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Andy Marvin, Sep 28, 2016.

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  1. Andy Marvin

    Andy Marvin Type 1 · Member

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    Hi there!

    Have anybody used android-apps to read the data from sensor instead of original receiver?
    If you have, then:
    1) which app have you used?
    2) is it consistently enough? how you have checked?
    3) does it allow to buy just sensors and use with device? or receiver is anyway needed to apply sensor?
    4) in such case does Libre exchange bad sensors?

    I found next apps on google play:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.librelink.app
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.ct.glicemia
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.cm.liapp

    I'm going to purchase Freestyle Libre, but price is not very pleasent :(
    So I'm looking different ways to make it softer.
    Will be appreciated for your help.
     
  2. AndyWatt

    AndyWatt Type 1 · Member

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    Hi there, I have just left my Diabetes Clinic with the Libre, for a trial. While I was there, they got me to download the app on my phone, they said to use : librelink app. The way they explained it to me ( I haven't read through all the user manual yet) but you can use either the reader or the phone librelink app. So I don't think you would need the reader. Ask your diabetes clinic, I told them that I liked the sound of all things i'm hearing about it and they gave me a reader and 1 sensor, told me the reader is mine to keep if I like it and to go to Abbott FreeStyle Libre to order sensors if I want to keep using it. Worth trying..
     
  3. col101

    col101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a libre yet but been researching them, believe you need a phone with NFC to use the app.
     
  4. Andy Marvin

    Andy Marvin Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks!
    Seems like librelink app should work well. I'm not from UK and most of our endocrinologists don't even know about CGM existance :facepalm:
     
  5. Andy Marvin

    Andy Marvin Type 1 · Member

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    Yep, I know, just looking one now :)
    Have you decided to not purchase libre after researching?
     
  6. col101

    col101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm lucky DSN is organising a trial for me hopefully in December. So I'll try the scanner and sensor and take decision from there, but from everything I've read it sounds promising even if I can only fund it occasionally.
     
  7. Andy Marvin

    Andy Marvin Type 1 · Member

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    Good luck with trial :)
     
  8. Margie@home

    [email protected] Type 1 · Member

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    I have started using Libre as my diabetes is all over the place. I am type 1 and have had it for 58 years. I find it a great help but costs £98 a month.
    I think the NHS should help as you save on testing strips.
    It is fairly accurate I test if I think it is wrong.
    Blood sugars go up and down you only realise by scanning the sensor.
    (Fingers couldn't stand all the checks I do.)
     
  9. Andy Marvin

    Andy Marvin Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks for you response. Yes, I know about up & downs, that's why want to buy libre. Unfortunatly, I don't have a possibillity to get it free, only buying by myself.
     
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    After the ruling in parliament it looks like we will carry paying out for a good time yet
     
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