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FREESTYLE LIBRE ON SALE!!!!

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

  1. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Your issue is proximity to the sensor. NFC works from only a few cm. Beyond that you need something different.

    On that note, I wonder what the battery life on a sensor is in terms of swipes, as I'm pretty sure every 15 mins would give it a week or less. (I wonder if that is why some people are seeing sensor issues earlier in the 14 day life than others? Over swiping...)

    Technically then, introducing this kind of thing brings it far closer to a classic cgm along with the limitations that incurs.
     
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  2. smidge

    smidge LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Login's levels are real -his sensor is just reading low.

    Smidge
     
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    smidge LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Searly, Mine arrived today after two weeks - with an apologetic phone call from an Abbott rep.

    Smidge
     
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  4. AlexMBrennan

    AlexMBrennan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I got a call today to notify me that the sensor had been sent out on Wed (10 days after I reported the problem) and apologizing for the delay.
     
  5. Danaemac

    Danaemac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My replacement reader and sensor ( never asked for that ) arrived today along with a call from a customer service manager with an apology for the delay
     
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  6. searley

    searley Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I called them today and they said the order had been place but a system error meant they we manually processing the orders hence the delay but they were all shipped a few days ago
     
  7. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My arm is quite sore today. Think I put it too high up
     
  8. logindetails

    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the concern but my readings aren't really that low and the estimated A1c is bull****. Unfortunately the Libre sensor has been giving low readings compared to blood tests - in reality I haven't been below 5.0 mmol/L all day.

    Blood test is the middle reading, the 'LO' readings either side means that the sensor is scanning at less than 2.2 mmol/L

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  9. logindetails

    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You probably pricked a muscle during insertion - should ease up in a day or two. Is the new sensor reading ok?
     
  10. logindetails

    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I posted the above on Oct 28 and I'm a gnats naughty bit away from taking it back :sour:
    I had to call customer services a couple of times as the replacement starter pack was taking too long to arrive - they kept on confirming that the pack was on its way and that I should receive it in a day or two.
    Well 10 days later, today, a package arrived - a new sensor - NOT the new starter pack I had been promised :banghead::banghead::banghead:

    Another call to customer services who apologise and say they don't know what happened - they will now send me (I'm not holding my breath :nailbiting: ) a new reader and one further sensor so I have a full starter pack as promised.

    It means I'm going to have to take a break from scanning as my current sensor (which is bolloxed anyway) ends tomorrow and I'm not putting the replacement sensor on until I receive the new reader.
     
  11. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You're not having much luck!!
    They should be sending you a refund as well or complimentary supply of sensors too.
     
  12. daniT1D

    daniT1D Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So did you all remove the first sensor before putting the second on or did anyone give the second some 'easing in' time before the first ran out? P


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  13. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I put the second on before taking off the first, but then I took the first off about 10 minutes after that, so no easing in time.
     
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  14. daniT1D

    daniT1D Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering whether to add the second tonight as first expires around 9:30 tomorrow morning


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  15. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe that the 14 day countdown starts until you activate the sensor, judging from the times on my log files downloaded from the reader
     
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    redrevis · Well-Known Member

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    Whilst I've been using the Libre, on occasions, for various reasons, I've thought the reading doesn't seem quite right, so I waited 10mins then took another reading and when that reading was the same, or very similar, I also did a BG test. These are all after 48hrs of the sensor being in, I consciously try and keep myself hydrated so that shouldn't be an issue. These are the results, notice how all of them have a horizontal trend arrow.

    What do people think? Are these results typical to what others have been experiencing?

    Comparison (Large).jpg
     
  17. logindetails

    logindetails Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you trust the readings from you AC Mobile then I would say your sensor is giving you erratic readings - sometimes a lot higher and sometimes a lot lower than the blood test.
    Contact Abbott (0500 467 466) for a replacement, yours is faulty.
     
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  18. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My first sensor was very accurate compared to blood tests on both the Libre and the AC mobile - usually with in 0 - 0.5 mmol/l. My second sensor was quite jittery yesterday but has settled into being about 1 mmol/l higher than blood tests today. I think the biggest difference so far was maybe 2 mmol/l.
     
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  19. Omnipod

    Omnipod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    i did that too.... but the pain / dicomfort went after 2 days. Just hang in. :)
     
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  20. daniT1D

    daniT1D Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm wearing 2 as the first is still stuck so I'm wimping out of removing it!


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