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Type 1 Freestyle Libre

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by spencermilesdarg85, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. spencermilesdarg85

    spencermilesdarg85 Type 1 · Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knows since the freestyle Libre kit is now on prescription how you enable yourself to be able to get it. I have been a type 1 Diabectic since the age of 3 (now 32) and good control. I was told by my health professional to wait and have kept asking when I will be able to get it and all I’m told is ‘don’t know’ is there a process or something I have to do to get access to it does anyone know?

    Many thanks
  2. vic hill

    vic hill Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    frestyle libre only seems to ava on nhs for pregnant diabetic mums
    we were told by a very good source .
    sorry but will down to u to try but will cost as you no, about £150-00 with 2 sensers
    trust me it is a great kit . can give you a very good idea how you do at night and if you drive
    but as per normal some persons do not like it
    this is the west suffolk area
    i keep one sensor for very bad illness ,or pump problems .
    on insulin 60 years
    please reply would be nice to now hear your veiws
  3. Mona2060

    Mona2060 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi there we have been told it is very much s postcode lottery and very much dependent on local authority we are going to try the freestyle self funded for my 11 year old and see if it suites as it doesn’t suite some people
  4. Jkm2010

    Jkm2010 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My consulatant confirmed the following.

    Anyone on a pump will not qualify
    You need to prove you can test more than 8 times a day as NICE have agreed this is the cost numeral point.
    To qualify you need to prove you have a significant lack of hypo awareness.

    Good news for those who really need it but any one with good control can expect to carry on as normal.
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