I had a 6 month break from using freestyle libra, due to skin reactions. I used one over Christmas with very little problem, just a slight non-itchy rash. I tried another one at the beginning of Febrary and had to remove it after 3 days, as the itch was unbearable!! The sore it produced was really severe and took 3 weeks to heal. It's about time Abbott sorted this out or at least admitted that it does cause severe skin problems in many people.