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FREESTYLE LIBRE ON SALE!!!!

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

  1. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I unlocked the insulin calculator on mine as I was planning to get my strips prescription changed over if I liked it
     
  2. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can they really do that???!
     
  3. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Who knows, need to make an appointment with the Dr can phone at 0830 for an emergency or wait 4 weeks at this rate I will have gone through a months worth of sensors that I pay for before I can get the free strips I am entitled to !!!
     
  4. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's crazy!! What about ppl like us who have just paid for new meters. I can understand maybe for new patients but not existing ones
     
  5. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    No, they can't just change you over. If you have reasons to have a specific strip .. Ie for accuchek pump then they cannot change you.

    However, if you have purchased different equipment, they are entitled to not fund the strips for it, although with good reasoning then they should't refuse.
     
  6. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My diabetic nurse prefers the Freestyle Optimum strips to Contour next anyway so hoping it's not a problem.
    What are glucomen like?
     
  7. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No idea I have a glucomen lx for ketone use they supply strips but they also supply 200x aviva strips for my xpert meter so I don't see how they cannot provide me with optium strips for bs and ketones which will probably end up cheaper as I will need less but will need to see what the Dr says I suppose it's an ongoing battle would have thought when I was self funding the best part of it strips wouldn't be an issue may be a game changer for me as I'm not carrying 3 meters / devices around 2 is bad enough
     
  8. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Did ur doctor choose ur meter originally or ur diabetes team?
     
  9. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have an animas pump and accu check meter that I had a fight to get strips up to 200 for but really need 300 this has been said by the hospital who provide my care but no chance I also have glucomen lx plus for ketones provided by hospital and no problems with ketone strips for this although only 10 at a time so my thoughts were get the libre and condense supplies needed as well as less strips used so we will just need to see what happens I suppose at least 90 quid a month would buy me an extra couple of pots of test strips :(
     
  10. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The diabetes team gave me the aviva xpert originally and they are the ones that deal with my care the gp only gives me prescriptions I sense a. Hange of practice coming on
     
  11. AlexMBrennan

    AlexMBrennan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Received mine today, started it just now. Let's see if the adhesive lasts for the "up to 14 days". Also, I love how cavalier the manual is about replacing the sensor (bleeding? Just use a new sensor - easy to say if you're selling the things for £25 I guess)

    On an unrelated note, does anyone have the code to unlock healthcare professional options?
     
  12. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's the same as the insulinx I have been told if that helps
     
  13. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I googled the unlock code for freestyle insulinx. It's the same.
     
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  14. smidge

    smidge LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip on the calculator code guys - I've unlocked mine and was really pleased to see a half unit increment hidden away in there.

    I had a blip on the system just now BTW - it gave an error, told me data was unavailable and to come back in 10 minutes! I had been using it connected to the computer to check my charts and it was immediately after I disconnected it and went to scan that it errored. It seems OK again now. Anyone actually read the manual and know whether it stops tracking data while its connected to the computer? I know, RTFM, but I'm hoping one of you already have and can just tell me LOL!

    Incidentally, I found the option to export the data as a .csv, so I can now manipulate it properly - really glad that feature is there as the trial users were saying it wasn't available, so that must be one of the improvements they made as a result of the trials.

    Smidge
     
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    raregerry Type 2 · Member

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    Just noticed that the invoice and credit notes actually work now and can be viewed. Thou no sign of actual credit in pay pay as of yet.
     
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  16. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My battery just ran out all of a sudden. Battery bar wasn't looking particularly low and no warning, just no more scanning.
     
  17. raregerry

    raregerry Type 2 · Member

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    my readings compered accuchek mobile first fig and then libre latest reading first
    8.3-8.6
    4.9-4.8
    4.5-4.9
    5.4-4.7
    5.5-6.4
    4.2-5.3
    these all before meals testing and seem to be getting better over the 24 hrs. I am very happy with these results
     
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  18. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    @Emmotha :) sounds like you got a lemon :)
     
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    nikkid Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's worrying as they say that the low battery warning gives you a days use still- oh dear. Maybe I should take my charger to work with me tomorrow as I have been scanning and playing around with the remote a LOT today.

    Also- thanks guys for the heads up on the code!! Never been able to track IOB before- amazing!!!
     
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    nikkid Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just put mine on to charge just incase it runs out during work tomorrow....you can still scan whilst it is plugged in (not sure if this is recommended) but the remote still works
     
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