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FREESTYLE LIBRE ON SALE!!!!

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

  1. raregerry

    raregerry Type 2 · Member

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    Hi Smidge
    spoken to 3 manager now they have wasted all all afternoon telling what they can't do when i told from the start all they to do was get a sensor put a label on it and book it with a 24 hour courier for delivery tomorrow morning simples!!! i can order washing upto 08.00 tonight from ao website and have delivered tomorrow but cannot get a 500grams parcel delivered!! they still want to send the sensor back at my cost then they refund me looks as i have bank roll an international drugs company, as much as i loving the product i cannot support such poor service!! My blood levels are rising though the stress at least i can see that at the moment but in 10 days when my current sensor runs out in the middle of my holiday i'll will not be able to!! I have told them they have 2 people lying to me or 2 incompetent staff members as i was told on Monday and confirmed yesterday that the sensor was on it way and would arrive in time for my holiday only to find today that it not even been ordered.
     
  2. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Can someone who is 'best friends' with Abbott ask them if the software will record blood tests from the reader being used as a meter only.
    (I don't want to attempt it in French)
    Like many, I won't be able to afford to fund this for continual use but I would certainly ask to have my strips changed to optimum strips to use between sensors and it would be good to keep all the info on the same software..
    I am getting more and more delighted with it. I've only done one blood test today and that was within 10mg/dl so fine. In two days I' realised that I hada short sharp spike after breakfast, this morning I diminished it by taking bolus ing twenty minutes before eating
     
  3. Minnie45

    Minnie45 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm the same, it's driving me insane - I've had to take a step back.

    What I find concerning is the amount of parents who have brought the libre when it clearly hasn't been licensed for under 18's, although hopefully that's only a matter of time. They're placing too much empathisis on it as a total accurate BG replacement.
     
  4. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it does. I have 150 Optium strips so used a couple to see. I downloaded and exported the data today :)
     
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  5. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    I'm really pleased u r having more luck with this sensor :)
    Mine's behaving pretty well now too, I'm very happy
     
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  6. raregerry

    raregerry Type 2 · Member

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    request please could some weigh and measure a unopened sensor box for me. looks as thou i am going to have of my friends ship out a sensor to me in the far east thanks.
     
  7. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    100 grams

    12x6x9 cm
     
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  8. smidge

    smidge LADA · Well-Known Member

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    12cm x 6cm x 9cm. 98g. Don't know how accurate my scales are though!

    Smidge
     
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  9. raregerry

    raregerry Type 2 · Member

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    great thanks for you very quick and helpful responses have a virtual pat on the back!:)
     
  10. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Snap - I got 98 grams too but rounded it up ;)
     
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  11. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg Hi all.
    I'm worried about my night time readings. I went to bed with BG 5.5 (at 9pm just before I went to sleep) and woke up at 4.6 (by finger prick so the Libre is quite accurate at the mo). I took my last bolus at 5pm which was 0.5 units because I only had 17 carbs, so that would have gone by 9. At about 1am I woke up hypo and drank some lucazade.
    Should I be reducing my Lantas at night? If so by how much? I only take ten units (I'm still in my honeymoon)
    Thanks
     
  12. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Is a hypo overnight a regular thing or was this a 1 off? If you regularly drop overnight I would reduce the lantus by 10%, so in your case 1u.

    And my basal is less than yours still so don't worry about being "only ten units" ;) for about 11 months I was on 3.5u Levemir a day lol
     
  13. jackois

    jackois Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Hale,if it's happening every night, bring your Lantus down by a unit and see how that works over a few days... I've done the same since getting the libre as, for the first time I could see just what was happening through the night.

    My blood tests showed me going to bed with a level around 5 and waking around the same. The libre showed it dropping to 3.2 for a hour or so in the middle of the night & then coming back up in the early morning, I assume with a liver dump or dawn phenomenon.
     
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    A more sensible option is to go to bed with a higher bg like 7mmol. 5mmol is wsy too tight for comfort and its no wonder that the hypo occured when it did. A consultant or dsn would be concerned about low bg before going to bed leading to a hypo during the night
     
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  15. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I personally aim for 5.5 as an absolute minimum, preform 6. My DSN is happy with this for me as I'm on a pump and modify my basal appropriately, but on MDI I went to bed nearer 7. Especially in the honeymoon where you can't be sure if pancreas might kick in!
     
  16. DunePlodder

    DunePlodder Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree as well.
    7mmol or a little bit more would be safer. If you are less, then eat a small amount of carb before going to bed.
    Looking at the graph It's clear that the Lucozade raised your BG quickly, however it also went back down fairly quickly. It would have been better to eat some longer acting carb with the lucozade.
     
  17. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok cool thanks all. I'll try going to bed a bit higher tonight and see what happens.

    Night time hypos do happen quite a bit, I went for the lucazade as had it beside my bed and didn't want to get out, probably a bit silly but i was so tired.

    I keep waking up in the night when I'm low, so would be good to get rid of them as I'm really tired again today
     
  18. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If it does happen a lot of reduce your basal too
     
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  19. DunePlodder

    DunePlodder Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh I know that feeling!
     
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  20. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I went swimming last night and my sensor is barely sticking at all today :( I think it could fall out
     
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