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It's dropped off.

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by SueJB, Oct 4, 2021.

  1. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all, A very quick question:
    My Libre2 dropped off this morning as I got out of bed. Not much of a problem as it was due to end at 5pm today. I've become rather dependent on it and don't fancy the idea of just pricking til then.
    I'd already attached a new sensor to my other arm so my question is:
    Is it OK to scan the new sensor and get it started before 5pm or do I have to wait?
    Thanks
     
  2. Lakeslover

    Lakeslover · Well-Known Member

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    I would start the new one. I try and insert my new one 48 hours before the old one finishes but if the old one fails early I just insert a new one and activate it straight away. I don’t find the readings unstable, but of course you might be different.
     
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  3. In Response

    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You can start the new sensor straight away.
    BUT ... I always need time for my sensors to bed in. If I started my sensor as soon as I inserted them, I would not be able to rely on any numbers or the first 24 hours so would be finger pricking anyway. I prefer to wait the 24 hours when a sensors falls off.
    On the other had, if my next sensor was due to start today, I would have one ready and willing.

    But the short answer is you do not have to wait until the last sensor was supposed to run out before starting a new one.
     
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  4. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @In Response , it's been bedding in since last night and I usually leave it for 24hrs, think I might just wait til 5pm
     
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