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freestyle libre sensor and reader

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by ecneps48, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. ecneps48

    ecneps48 · Newbie

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    hi
    I used to go to my GP to see my diabetic nurse, on one appointment the nurse said your HBAIc is mmol/l 13 which was sky high
    so my GP sent me to a dedicated diabetic centre I went there for a year I was given a new slow acting insulin Toujeo , and my Apidra was increased from two pens to five, i was also provided with two new medications .
    At my last appointment last week the nurse said I will refer you back to your GP now because your Hba1c is now 7
    What helped my enormously was I now use the Freestyle Libre which I admit is very expensive £96 for a months supply
    But being able to check on my blood sugars around 30-40 times a day helped my bring my Hba1c back to near normal
    I am so pleased now I don't have to prick my fingers ,What a marvelous device the Freestyle Libra is

    Ps
    I am red lined because I spelt Centre the English way and Not Center the American way is this an American forum?
     
  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @ecneps48 - no we are a UK based Forum with an international membership.
    The spelling is likely down to software.

    Well done on the a1c reduction.
     
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  3. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    This is a U.K. site, the clue is in the name Diabetes.co.UK ;)
     
  4. ecneps48

    ecneps48 · Newbie

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    UK site but American software as per usual
     
  5. Fndwheelie

    Fndwheelie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done on bringing down the hab1c. I second that the Libre is great for seeing your sugars. I know it’s expensive but even a sensor or two will help people see a much clearer picture than a half dozen finger pricks a day. I’m debating if to carry on with Libre once I’ve settled into a routine and got my numbers down. The idea I’m toying with at the second is just using one every 3-4 months to check I’m still in a good zone.
     
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  6. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Hello and welcome from another (but currently ex-) Libre user.

    If you're having an issue with American spelling, then reset your language preference to English (UK) - down at the end of the thread.

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  7. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think you may be seeing the results of the spell checker in your browser?
    Worth checking that you are using the UK English dictionary.

    I am using Chrome at the moment and in the Advanced settings I have spell checking turned on and UK English selected as the dictionary.
    This is useful because I can add new words to the dictionary and they are then available across all sites.
     
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