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Libre 2 - need a reader to activate??

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by garrycrone, Dec 11, 2020.

  1. garrycrone

    garrycrone Type 2 · Active Member

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    This is about the Freestyle Libre 2. Does anyone know if you also have to buy the reader as well as the sensors or does the iphone app now activate the sensor? The instructions on the sensor suggest that the phone now activates it without needing the reader but I dont want to open the pack, stick one on and then find I cant activate it.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    I'm not sure where you are geographically located? (Edit, your profile says UK.)

    In the UK, I've not heard to date of many getting their mitts on an L2. However, I'm a self funder, just using my phone & have been genning up for when the L2 supersedes the first incarnation.

    You may find this useful..

     
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  3. garrycrone

    garrycrone Type 2 · Active Member

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    Answers the question perfectly. No reader required. Just use the phone.

    Thank you.
     
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  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    No problem. Let us know how you get on..
    It seems to answer my Qs too. Regarding xDrip. When I finally get hold of the second gen sensor...
    Though, I suspect the firmware on my watch may need an upgrade for the L2BT.
     
  5. TashT1

    TashT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you self funding the Libra 2?
    If so have you spotted where you can purchase the readers? I’ve only seen the sensors for sale & I don’t have a compatible phone so would require a new reader too.

    How are you getting on with the new sensors?
     
  6. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    The reader is available directly from Abbott Laboratories
    https://www.freestylelibre.co.uk/libre/products/reader.html
     
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    TashT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks but isn’t that just the libra one reader? I couldn’t see anything about the Libra 2 on there. But I may be being blind.
     
  8. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    Guess you could always phone Abbott and ask. I've always found them quite helpful.
     
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