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Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Emmotha, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. iHs

    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    gindetails, post: 659113, member: 83701"]Thanks for the video links @jack412
    Amazon sell 10cm x 1m rolls of Opsite Flexfix for £13.99 delivered.[/QUOTE]


    Not sure If its possible to cut a circular template to go over the sensor as there isnt much outer adhesive to it. Also, it might overheat if covered completely
     
  2. flossyc

    flossyc Type 1 · Member

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    First sensor in and 50 ish minutes to go. Slightly concerned how well this will stay in after 2 days let alone 14, so may need to invest in some extra sticky stuff, however extra easy to set up and insert. Fingers crossed it works. Looking forward to hearing how everyone gets on. :)
     
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  3. logindetails

    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Quick observation - the reader doesn't come with any test strips - cheapskates :rolleyes:
    Haven't stuck the sensor on yet - will do so after lunch - I have shaved the back of my arm in readiness though - don't forget to do the same girls ;)
     
  4. logindetails

    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's designed to be worn under clothes so it should be alright.

    Bought some Micropore tape from Tesco this morning but while there saw some elasticated tubular bandage (1m of) for £1.70 so got that as well. I've cut a 6" length and it fits snugly over my upper arm so I may use this.
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Please be aware that Abott did not like tubular bandage, tubigrip being used over their cgm sensors. I really would advise that somebody phones them up and asks what they advise to assist with adhesion.
     
  6. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Libre - 5.6, Accu-Chek Mobile - 6.4, Optium Neo - 6.1
    Happy with that
     
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  7. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    from info, they are more accurate from the second day
     
  9. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Has anyone downloaded the software yet?
    When you do can I ask you to check whether it seems that it is an 'international' bit of software ie do you get language choices and does it ask about mg/dl or mmol/l?
    The reason I ask is that occasionally these are specific to the country, the problem for me is that I use a standard UK/US computer with a QWERTY keyboard and some French specific software is designed to be used with their AZERTY keyboard so it causes problems! (it's sometimes very difficult for me to read emails from French companies as some words end up as gobbledegook)
     
  10. flossyc

    flossyc Type 1 · Member

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    First results are in and Cellnovo 8.7mmol/l, Libre 10.4mmol/l, to be honest a little disappointed. More swiping and finger pricking comparisons required me thinks.
     
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    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've emailed them to check.
    Sensor's on and countdown has begun :watching:
     
  12. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes - it's all in mmol/L - I can't see a way to change it either on the reader or the software. I believe BG monitors have to be set for the country they are used in.
     
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  13. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Thanks Robert,
    it looks as if I'm going to have to risk the French version
     
  14. LucySW

    LucySW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Does it give the right data, Robert? Ie times and figs? Show the graphs?

    Lucy living vicariously till gets hers
     
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  15. raregerry

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    HI

    arrived at last despite dpd trying to give problems, sensor in and was totally painless.
    Let the see how things go, when you read the manual they seems mention a lot times if any problem just change the sensor i bet they do at thier prices. i need these sensors to last the full 14 days other wise i am not sure i could afford to carry on.
     
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  16. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There is a Healthcare Professional area on the reader but you need a code to access that.
     
  17. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have done 4 readings all in the same ball park. Haven't had it long enough to distinguish a graph on the screen - just a blob so far ;)
     
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    Mine is here too and I have put first sensor in, just on the countdown now!
     
  19. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    60 minute countdown !!! Was really easy and pain free :))) and hubby now reckons I can have salt and vinegar as it won't nip my fingers !!! Wait til he gets home cheeky so and so
     
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  20. Omnipod

    Omnipod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    42 mins
     
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