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FREESTYLE LIBRE ON SALE!!!!

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

  1. logindetails

    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How is everyone finding the Libre's blood glucose readings in comparison to their usual BG meter? A scan just gave me a 'LO' (<2.2 mmol) so I did a BG test - Libre 3.6, Contour Next 4.0 and AC Mobile 4.4
    This is typical with the Libre always reading lower than all my other meters (7 of them). Is it just mine or is everyone's reading lower?
     
  2. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Scan 4.2, Libre blood test 4.4, AC Mobile 5.0.

    The Libre scans and blood tests are quite close for me most of the time.
     
  3. Minnie45

    Minnie45 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Still waiting for my VAT refund from 16th October, they told me Monday it would be done, total shambles. Is anyone else still waiting?
     
  4. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought I had a lot of meters at 4! Lol.

    Mine got to the point of only being max 1mmol but mostly less than that.
     
  5. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had mine a few days ago, maybe give them a call or email?
     
  6. Minnie45

    Minnie45 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just whizzed another email off to them so fingers crossed
     
  7. logindetails

    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Two major (life changing for me) things I've learnt over the last few days thanks to the Libre is:
    1 - I've always thought I was ok with rice now I find it gives me a huge spike 5 hours later :dead:
    2 - Fast rising blood sugars can be stopped in their tracks and reversed with just 10 minutes (hard, so you sweat) exercise :wacky:
     
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  8. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Talk about variety in testing. Bear in mind these two meters are using the same strips...

    There is a difference of 0.5 mmol in bloods/fingers and a max of 1.4 on the sensor.

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  9. daniT1D

    daniT1D Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hehe what's your scans per day?

    I would have guessed about 15-20 but it's 46! Lol


    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
  10. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's only 39 today but at one point it said 76 lol!!!
     
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    redrevis · Well-Known Member

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    I'd not checked my scans per day amount before. Just checked, 43! Never realised I was doing so many! Does that make me a scanaholic too :p
     
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  12. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yup, 10 and over makes you an official scannaholic :wacky:
     
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    smidge LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Ooh you noticed that needle aswell! I read loads of blogs from the trial users and they all mentioned the 4mm flexible filament, but not one of them mentioned the bloody big needle - it was the first thing I noticed! Did Abbotts bribe them not to mention it?!!!

    Smidge
     
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  14. redrevis

    redrevis · Well-Known Member

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    haha, I know what you mean. I hate needles and when I saw it, the adrenaline started pumping. I held the applicator to my arm and there was a small slit in the plastic which meant I saw the needle again. Not helpful! Hand started to shake, psyched myself up for a minute then just did it! When I didn't feel a thing I was so relieved.
     
  15. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Was I the only one who didn't see it came out again and spent the whole last 2 weeks thinking that was in my arm?
     
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  16. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen it yet - too squeamish to look.

    Spent 2 weeks in hospital learning to inject an orange before trying it on myself (mind you we did have large reusable needles in those days)
     
  17. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    I took a look inside the applicator and thought I hope that's sharp!
     
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    igmr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Must admit I have been wondering what sized hole will be left when I take it off Friday. Sticky plasters will be at the ready.

    I'm not normally at all bothered by needles but that thing looked serious.
     
  19. colsan

    colsan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Needles don't really bother me, I've had no problem applying the sensors but was terrified taking mine off earlier....I just couldn't prise it away from my arm....anyone have any tips? I ended up using tweezers to lift the adhesive.
     
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  20. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had the same trouble as mine was very well stuck. I managed to work my fingernail under the edge and once I'd gone round a semicircle, I could prise it off. Still left a bit of a bruise.

    Libre-off.jpg
     
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