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Type 1 Freestyle Libre

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Mona2060, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Mona2060

    Mona2060 Type 1 · Member

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    Hey there can someone help me my 11 year old is really struggling with the finger pricking and all his fingers are black and hurt him I am very keen to move into the freestyle but have read many posts saying how they fall off My son is very thin and has very little flesh in his arms I know it’s not recommended but has anyone else used the sensors on there thighs? As I really want to try the sensors from time to time during the day to give his fingers a rest but know that for meal times he will have to use the finger prick method

    Please advise it would get me out of this dilemma of what to do
  2. kaylz91

    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The problem here is that if there were any problems with the sensors they wouldn't be replaced by the company, I have skinny arms and did a 2 week trial of the Libre and didn't have any problems, I stuck a tegaderm over the sensor when I put it on and that was it, remained perfectly in place for the full 2 weeks x
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