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Freestyle trial question

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Maggie75, Mar 10, 2021.

  1. Maggie75

    Maggie75 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I just have a question about the new freestyle libre 2 free trial, I've applied for it and they've sent me instructions but I'm not sure how to download the app required for smart phone, can anyone assist with this? I'm obviously not tech savvy at all, apologise in advance if this is a daft question.

    Maggie
     
  2. In Response

    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you have an Android phone, search for the LibreLink in the Play Store.
    If you have an Apple phone search for LibreLink in the Apple store.

    Click Install button to install the app,
     
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  3. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Here's the download link for either the android, or apple versions on Abbott's website.

    https://www.freestylelibre.com.au/freestyle-librelink-app.html
     
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  4. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    I had applied for this and was turned down.
     
  5. Roggg

    Roggg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Any idea why? Just curious...the web site says as long as you have diabetes and didn't do a free trial of the Libre before you should be eligible.

    No free trials here in Canada (yet). I'm hoping that changes.
     
  6. Nomadathome

    Nomadathome · Newbie

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    Did you download the app and answer the questions? If so, perhaps you should direct your question to Abbot as they may review their refusal. Also, as a Libre wearer if you aren’t eligible to get a sensor on prescription, consider if you are prepared to pay for it yourself. My husband and I self fund ours and it costs £48 for each of us for one 14 day sensor. We are currently over £100 a month each for our sensors! They aren’t cheap but we consider it to be a good investment in our own health. I was diagnosed in January and ordered the sensor immediately as my doctor wouldn’t even prescribe a finger prick monitor, lancets and strips.
     
  7. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I agree but for many people (if not most) I'm guessing a £100 a month is WAY out of their grasp, despite any health benefits.
     
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  8. Fruitella

    Fruitella Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe in error but I downloaded the librelinkup and have received my trial sample however it is not the librelink that seems to be needed. This is just to share your info with others. After following all their instructions it now says my android is not compatible and can't be used.
    Will see if either daughter has a spare phone I can borrow for a few weeks.
     
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  9. SOTR

    SOTR · Well-Known Member

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    I have a pretty high end Samsung phone. I believe the Libre sensor used NFC (near field communications).
    The same setup which is used if you pay on a contactless machine or use the London Transport readers.
    Your phone may not have NFC - I think you can check the models which work on the Freestyle site.
     
  10. Andy_Warlow

    Andy_Warlow Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Find the phone number on their web site and speak to customer services and they send you one out.
     
  11. Andy_Warlow

    Andy_Warlow Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very true but before I was diagnosed I was able to spend 100 quid on an night out with out thinking about it. till the next morning.
     
  12. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Started mine today. It is Librelink you need. The list of phones on the website is very limited, my Sony Xperia works fine although no Sonys are mentioned. As long as your phone has a recent version of Android and NFC, I expect it will work. My error on fitting the sensor was not to put it as far back on my arm as I intended, I should have looked in a mirror while doing it. I was surprised that it was completely painless.
     
  13. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Andy, for some they will be able to find it from other sources such as less socialising(!) but my main point was that many families would not be able to set aside £100 for alcohol or a libre.
     
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  14. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just started my free Libre 2 trial and it is going well but I have a question. How do I store the data longer term, do I need Libreview to save it to my pc from my phone, I don't have a reader.
     
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    [I just fitted my second sensor today and I agree about using a mirror. I stood at the bathroom sink and leant my hand on the wall.
     
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