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Freestyle Libre Availability

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Binary, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Binary

    Binary Parent · Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone having a slower delivery time on the Freestyle Libre from their local pharmacy at the moment?

    Ordered two on Monday from my local Asda and normally they have arrived within two days. Checked with the pharmacy today and on their system they are apparently still showing as processing.
     
  2. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I waited over a week at the local pharmacy and they contacted me to say could be up to another MONTH! Now scrambling around at Boots etc. to get one before my current sensor finishes...
     
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  4. Binary

    Binary Parent · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback, have become rather reliant on it. Hopefully will not have to wait to long.
     
  5. ChrisJ_SLH

    ChrisJ_SLH Type 1 · Member

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    I ordered three from my nearest ASDA Pharmacy on Thursday and they advised 5-10 days as they were having issues. They did say that they might get some over the weekend though so fingers crossed.

    Having been accepted to get them on prescription in April, I hope the supply issue resolves itself soon. I've waited years for something like the Libre, having access scuppered by supply problems would be just my luck.
     
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    ChrisJ_SLH Type 1 · Member

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    Just got a call from ASDA, two of the three sensors I ordered are ready for collection. Can't wait to give them a try...
     
  7. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same here, feel like I'll be going back to the stone age using a glucose monitor again...
     
  8. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes seems to be a supply issue. I'm so reliant now, I would be willing to pay for it if I could get hold of one, but nobody has any stock, its all special order...
     
  9. ChrisJ_SLH

    ChrisJ_SLH Type 1 · Member

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    I rang round loads of places to see if anyone had any stock, supermarket pharmacies, Boots, Superdrug etc and drew a blank. Only ASDA Pharmacy were positive about being able to get some. I had to go in-store and pay up front though.
     
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  10. Binary

    Binary Parent · Well-Known Member

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    Picked up my order yesterday. I was concerned that my boy was on his last libre and not feeling confident having talked to Asda pharmacy Friday, so although more expensive I ordered direct from Abbotts which I haven't done in a long time since I waited 4 weeks for them to deliver. Shortly after pick up from Asda pharmacy I received an email advising that my order had been despatched.

    I am a little suspicious that my delay was more to do with the fact they had taken my money but hadn't actually put in an order until I chased it on Friday but I will never know.
     
  11. Capt-Slog

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    I ordered two sensors 5 weeks ago and they didn’t arrive for three weeks.
    Last Friday I ordered another two and they arrived Monday!
    There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason behind it. But it has taught me to keep a small stock of them now. I was without a Libre for almost two weeks and I hated it.
     
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