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Libre 2 Sensor free trial

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by DunePlodder, Mar 1, 2021.

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    DunePlodder Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Every time I go through the ordering process it fails at the last step "SESSION TIMEOUT".
    Anyone else see this?
    I have reported it to Abbott but no response as yet.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I have activated my Libre this evening and all seems well :)
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Today will complete my last full day with the trial Freestyle Libre 2. My summary of my two weeks is the following:
    Insertion of the sensor was simple and pain free, I’m looking forward to looking inside when I’ve removed it!
    The NFC connection with my iPhone X and the LibreLink app has been brilliant, one little hiccough where it wouldn’t scan, saying try again in a few minutes, by which time it had put itself right.
    Compression lows at night when I laid on it were only evident for the first six nights, I don’t know if that was the Libre settling or me unconsciously avoiding putting pressure on it.
    The info provided in the app is perfect for a number and graph nerd like me! :joyful:
    Comparing several readings over the fortnight with my Caresens Dual finger prick tests, shows that the Libre reads pretty consistently a little higher, which was a surprise as I’ve mostly read that it reads lower, even allowing for the delay of interstitial fluid as opposed to blood measurements.
    Of all the scans I took (135 of them!) by far and away the vast majority had the horizontal arrow indicating stable levels. I got one dropping quickly arrow whist I was asleep, which was when I’d laid on it, and one slowly climbing arrow, not sure why?
    I have been reassured that my levels never rose out of target with 7.8mmol/l as my top limit, even trying a couple of higher than normal carb intakes.
    Polyols as I suspected don’t spike me at all and I was ok with one roast potato and a small yorkie with a roast dinner and six chips on another day :)
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    Edit to add, in conclusion, I can see how the Libre must be a godsend for members on glucose lowering meds, but I have to say that although I enjoyed using it, I can’t warrant the expense on a regular basis.
     
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    #43 Rachox, Mar 18, 2021 at 9:08 PM
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    You had me do a double take there, seeing my own graph in your post.
    We're twins! :happy:

    Granted, my sensors tend to read a bit lower than blood, and yours read a little higher, so in reality I'm higher than you are, but I think it's amazing we have all the bumps in the same places!

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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Surprisingly similar, except yours is in Dutch and mine is in English! :joyful:;)
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Rachox what time difference did you use please? Mine is varying a lot more
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Around 10 - 15 mins
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Just checking that is finger prick first then libre ?
     
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