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Freestyle libre

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Robert 2170, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Robert 2170

    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all just got email saying that the libre is back in stock my question is it worth the money
     
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    staffsmatt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can't answer your question as I'm on the waiting list myself. Would you mind me asking when you registered though? I signed up back in April and it would be nice to know roughly how many months (years!?) wait I have left!
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    I think definately yes !! I am on the waiting list too and think it's a brilliant tool - we are lucky to have access to such a device (as and when it becomes available that is !!)
     
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    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    It helped me safely drop my hba1c from 7% to 5.8%. For that alone I'd say yes.
     
  5. Robert 2170

    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Think it was nearly a year ago
     
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    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can I ask how long the senses last
     
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    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Worth its weight in gold. The sensors last a fortnight.
     
  8. Robert 2170

    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If I remember do the DVLA still not recognise it as a tester before driving
     
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    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Where did you hear/read about this @Robert 2170?
     
  11. Robert 2170

    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So you still have to carry another meter with you for driving
    Not sure if I like that carry enough as it is with pump supplies
     
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    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just got a email to day to say I could order it next week but would only have a few days to order when I get the email
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    How long had you been on the waiting list if you don't mind me asking?

    I was offered the chance of one earlier in the year after a 3 month wait but declined the offer, since starting on a pump I've reconsidered and have been back on the waiting list for 3 months.......hence why I'm asking.
     
  14. Robert 2170

    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am sure it is about a year as I started on a pump my self in March and it was well before that
     
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    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    This is their normal practice. Jump at it when you have the chance. Once you're on the 'accepted' list you can re-order to your hearts content, - well no more than once a fortnight..........................

    I only waited for about 4 months.
     
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    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what I will do the starter pack is £138 I think will decide when the email comes I think
     
  17. staffsmatt

    staffsmatt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Think their factory must be working overtime, I've just got my email as well....

    I think I'm going to order the starter pack and then see how I get on in that first month, it will be worth having the device because I think you can always not buy the patches for a while and then if you start having issues with control buy some more to see what's going on, you don't have to keep buying them at a particular rate, I think I'm right in saying that?
     
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    If and when I get mine I'll just be using it for basal testing and generally fine tuning things, don't have any intentions of wearing a sensor all the time.
     
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    No you don't, the reader is also a blood test meter, using the Optium blood test strips.
     
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    June_C Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    You're correct. You are not under any obligation to keep buying the sensors.
     
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