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FREESTYLE LIBRE ON SALE!!!!

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

  1. Bombjack

    Bombjack Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thanks Scott-C. I still haven't got my head around flash monitoring yet - but i will certainly have a look at Blucon now. :)
     
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  2. Veronica85

    Veronica85 Type 2 · Member

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    Can someone give me a run down of everything I need in this kit please?. I’m considering buying a kit if the price is right and I know exactly what to get. Thanks. T2
     
  3. ElenaP

    ElenaP Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you Scott-C for the clear explanation on how to use Libre as CGM. I went to order Libre a couple of weeks ago and found that they were not accepting new customers, but I aim to get one as soon as they are available again. I started on Accu-Chek Insight pump six weeks ago (after seven years of asking for a pump!) and am feeling the benefit with fewer erratic readings. I think that I may purchase Dexcom for now, while I wait for Libre.
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe ask your clinic if they have a trial on, or have some just to hand out? no harm asking!
     
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  5. Bombjack

    Bombjack Type 1 · Active Member

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    I've just taken a look at the Dexcom prices, and it's eye-watering! I thought the Libre was expensive! If I were to use Dexcom long term, I'd definitely be looking to use the sensors longer than a week (which appears to be possible with Dexcom).

    That said, I would recommend going for a flash monitoring system, even if you are just going to use it for a couple of months or so. The insight you get into how your blood glucose trends is so valuable.
     
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  6. Veronica85

    Veronica85 Type 2 · Member

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    Where can I buy FreeStyle Libre please?
     
  7. h884

    h884 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there. I am also looking to purchase Freestyle Libre. At present Abbott the company who sell it are not accepting new customers. You can register your interest on their website but that is as far as it goes. Sensors can be bought for example from Superdrug for £35.00 each.

    Hope this is some help
     
  8. DavidnVicky

    DavidnVicky Family member · Member

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    I've also just registered on the mailing list for the starter pack for my wife who is struggling with her levels.
    Does anyone know if there's anywhere else that you can purchase them from?
     
  9. h884

    h884 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am in the same position. I can find chemists such as Superdrug which stock the sensors but now where as yet which stocks the readers.

    Good luck with your quest. Let us know how you get on
     
  10. paganlady

    paganlady Type 2 · Member

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    I don’t use the reader, I use the Freestyle app on my phone. It’s free.
     
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  11. traceyjwhite

    traceyjwhite Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi.
    I have tried to get this from my doctor and my diabetes team have not answered my emails or calls about it.
    Can you help me with a question.
    If I purchase the sensors can I download the app on my phone and use it that way or do I need to buy the reader?
    I would prefer to use the sensor and phone app
    Hope you don’t mind me asking.
    Tracey
     
  12. TDavies

    TDavies Type 1 · Member

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    Yes you can just download the app to your phone and use it to scan the sensor without having a reader. Your phone has to have these specifications:
    Android

    • Operating system: Android 5.0 or higher.
    • Near-Field Communication (NFC): Your smartphone must have NFC capabilities and NFC must be enabled.


    iOS

    • Phone models: iPhone 7 or higher
    • Operating system: OS 11 or higher

    There is also LibreLinkUp app for sharing the readings. Another person or people gets a notification of your blood sugar reading every time you scan.

    The LibreLink app is free, and so is LibreLinkUp.
     
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  13. traceyjwhite

    traceyjwhite Type 1 · Newbie

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    Thanks for helping me. I will take all the information to my doctor and maybe once they realise they can save money on the reader and just prescribe the sensors they will help!
    I’ll let you know if I get it sorted.
    Thanks again
     
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    Yes it's a postcode lottery here in Plymouth Devon as the ccg says NO;and I ask why?
     
  15. videoman

    videoman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Was wondering when the post code lottery will end and give the libre system to all T!?
     
  16. MrCuddlyMoses

    MrCuddlyMoses · Active Member

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    To get it on prescription you need to be type 1 on insulin and your local CCG needs to approve it.
    My consultant has said to me that in about a year they should accept type2 on insulin
     
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    The Libra is a huge step forward for diabetes control
     
  18. Luckiiiineko

    Luckiiiineko Type 1 · Member

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    Wish I had the money to get one!
     
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  19. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    Why not approach your DSN and seeing if they can get you on to a Trial to use it?

    Or is it not funded by your health authority?
     
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  20. Luckiiiineko

    Luckiiiineko Type 1 · Member

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    Isn't funded here.
     
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