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Freestyle Libre2

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Yaya10_10, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. Yaya10_10

    Yaya10_10 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I am a new at this website.

    I have an enquiry about freestyle 2 libre. Could you please tell me if I can buy the sensor itself without

    the reader. So I try the sensor and activate it with my phone?

    Thanks for time
     
  2. lessci

    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you just down load the app, either the Libre link or one of the many other ones available, you phone does need an NFC though
     
  3. Yaya10_10

    Yaya10_10 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Lesley

    That is helpful
    Thanks again
     
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    Grumpy ole thing Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Yaya10_10
    They are currently offering First libre2 sensor free as a trial if that helps?
     
  5. Yaya10_10

    Yaya10_10 · Well-Known Member

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    That really helpful

    I will check that. Thanks again
     
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    22nw22 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is possible. Depending on eligibility, you could get one for free, providing you’ve purchased NOTHING from Abbott before and you follow T+Cs
     
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    22nw22 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    But otherwise it’s £50
     
  8. Yaya10_10

    Yaya10_10 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I need to check if I can get one for free.
    Yes £50 is a lot of money. I need to check with Abbott.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  9. KenBachelor

    KenBachelor Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been using the Libre2 for a while now, with a reader, but it keeps telling me that it's lost contact with the sensor.

    Does anyone else have this problem?
     
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    h884 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi KenBachelor

    I had the same problem last week, eventually following a long discussion with Abbott they replaced the sensor. My sensor lost contact with the reader and my phone.

    Good luck with this
     
  11. Hopeful34

    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I'm having the same problems. First Libre 2 sensor and frequently not giving low alarm either.
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My Libre 2 loses contact with my phone from time to time for no apparent reason.
    Usually when the phone is in a breast pocket near the sensor.
    However a scan will show that it is still working, and the alert clears after a short time.

    Are you saying that the reader will not scan the sensor?
     
  13. KenBachelor

    KenBachelor Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies. So it's not just me.

    I can scan the sensor, but Abbotts claim that the reader will maintain contact up to 20 meters, although mine often fails when it's in my pocket. Having said that, for me, it's the best thing to have happened in 64 years as a type 1 diabetic.
     
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  14. Gemma2

    Gemma2 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am on Libre2 but I have discovered why you get out of range of the reader. If I leave the reader in another room I get this message. I usually keep Reader in my pocket and it isn’t a faulty Sensor.
     
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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As other people have posted, I find it loses connection a lot even when you're carrying it in your pocket, not just when you leave it in another room. It also happens when right next to me on my bed during the night, and then it won't scan for 10 minutes.
     
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    Hertfordshiremum · Well-Known Member

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    If you have a Hobbs Pharmacy near you they sell them for £40. Do you qualify for VAT exemption? Definitely check this out.
     
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    UK T1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    For those getting signal loss - if you have a libre 2 I find the Diabox app far more consistent in staying connected to the sensor than the libre link app. Haven't tried connecting to the reader so can't comment on that.

    I still need to activate sensors with the official Abbot app, but have deactivated bluetooth permissions in the libre link app (by withdrawing the app's permission to have access to my location). Once the sensor has been activated for about 12 hours I then connect it to my diabox app. This then gives more freedom I feel, syncing with the sensor to show my glucose values updated every minute on my phone, acting like a CGM with libre 2, and has a greater range of alarm options. I also found it keeps a more stable connection than the libre link app. I get my sensors on prescription so need to manually scan with the libre link app every 8 hours so my hospital team have access to my data (diabox can't sync because Abbott threatened legal action). There are good 'how to' guides on setting up diabox on here, but also on the diabox Facebook page if you want more info.
     
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    Ginny 2 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I have just started with Libre2 . The first sensor failed after five days and the current one just alarmed me for a low but my finger prick was 6.6 . Not sure it is any better at this early stage. Ps: (my first ever post)
     
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    enzina LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I never had any problems which the previous reader but the Libre 2 reader is not only slow, loses signal often and last night it completely failed to give hypo warnings although i was low for hours. Today it's working normal again. If it happens again i will ask Abbott for a replacement.
     
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    annliggins Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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