Hi, Hoping someone can help. I asked my practice nurse (who manages my diabetes with the support of a specialist GP) about the Free Style Libre - you'r probably thinking 'oh no not this again. After some searching and investigation she discovered that Manchester had approved them but there was a condition that they couldn't be prescribed by any GP. I had to be referred to the Manchester Diabetes Centre which I duly attended. After a lot of faffing with a grade? doctor and a consultant got an appointment with one of the DSN's. When I went she said that even if I did qualify (and she hadn't asked any questions at this point) Manchester were once again reviewing the policy for prescribing so no one was getting one. I explained that I have become hypo-unaware and she agreed it would help. My diabetes is currently classed as type 2. After several bouts of pancreatitis and a very close call being super hyo and hospitalised I was put on insulin straight away. She seem to think that because I don't produce any of my own insulin (or digestive enzymes) I could be reclassified as type 1 for the purposes of treatment/care. Now to my question; she said that whilst the Libre would be helpful it may be best having an alarming sensor. Can anyone explain what these are please.