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Freestyle libre sensor

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Haleema85, May 20, 2019.

  1. clarejenkins

    clarejenkins Type 2 · Active Member

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    For driving I carry a testing kit and DVLA advise you must retest if Libre showing 4 or under,
     
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  2. Heathero

    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Purchased a freestyle libre about 2 years ago found it particularly useful when doing sport/ exercise and when in a hot climate as well as for general use.Due to expensive is a luxury item for me.Still waiting to get it approved for me. Doing 8-11 tests a day.
    Recently purchased another sensor, but after 2 days did not stick on arm and began to fall off readings incorrect at this point! Has anyone else had this problem, when releasing device to fit sensor seemed unable to release properly.
    I know sensor has become smaller and adhesive area also smaller.
     
  3. evilclive

    evilclive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you on a libre 2? The original sensor is still the same size, and the sticky bit the same too. The adhesive may have changed though.
     
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    Copernicus Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Whats the difference between Libre 1 and Libre 2 ?
     
  5. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Libre 2 will be making some beeps when BG goes high or low, that’s all I know and I’m sure other diabetics will put their input on it. But I know it’ll make a noise.

    I’m assuming glue improvement as well?
     
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    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As @MeiChanski says, it's got a fairly primitive hypo/hyper alert system - choose your alert levels, it'll make a noise, but you then need to scan as per usual to see the number. It'll be useful for a lot of folks.

    The other major difference is that v1 was "batch calibrated", which meant they made a batch of them, no idea how many in one go, then pulled a few of them from the batch, calibrated them against a known amount of glucose solution, then applied that calibration to every sensor in the batch.

    Which would be fine if every sensor in the batch was identical, but they're not, which is why we get sketchy sensors.

    With v2, though, they've said that they are going to be calibrating each one individually, not in batches, so that improves the chances of not getting sketchy sensors.
     
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