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Freestyle Libre reaction to sensor

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by darrenh04, Apr 11, 2022.

  1. darrenh04

    darrenh04 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I started to use the Libre self funded when it was first launched. After a few weeks I had a reaction to the glue on the sensor. This would be nearly 7 Years ago.

    I would like to give this another go as it really helped me understand by blood sugar levels and they are a bit up and down at present.

    Does anyone have any recent experience of a reaction or know if the glue may have been reformulated?

    Thanks
     
  2. Minion#2

    Minion#2 · Member

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    I don't know anything about the glue being reformulated but my son has just started using them. He's allergic to the sticky stuff on plasters and he hasn't had any reaction at all.
     
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  3. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I believe the adhesive on the later Libre sensors was changed in order to reduce the reactions to it but I also believe that some still have a bad reaction but am not totally certain.
     
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  4. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    I’m allergic to all manner of things and have major issues with sticking plasters etc but never had an issue with the glue on the sensors - apart from the fact it doesn’t stick that firmly to me and the sensors keep falling off (they're always replaced for free).
     
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  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Yes, the glue has been reformulated multiple times in the past 7 years.

    No guarantee, but I seem to encounter way less posts on skin reactions in various Facebook groups, worth a try!
     
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    rosemaree LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @darrenh04 Don't know if this will help, but I recently did a trial with a libre 1, it started lifting around the edges so I got this thin film plaster to put over it - I had such a reaction to the plaster, took it off and tried a different type, same thing happened - raised, red, itchy rash, which is only starting to fade a week later! But I didn't have any reaction to libre at all, it left a little residue on my skin that came off really easily with some oil.

    I hope it works for you now, they really do give you a better idea of what's going on with your sugar levels!
     
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  7. darrenh04

    darrenh04 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. That is good to hear. I was a bit hesitant to try again but I think I'll give it a go. I have a meeting with my specialist soon so will ask to get one.

    There was no doubt about how great the libre was at helping get go control so will be great if I can get back to using one.
     
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