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Libre 2

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by lynbrown, Jan 28, 2022.

  1. lynbrown

    lynbrown · Well-Known Member

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    Hello I like my Libre but need a bit advice please. I cannot unscrew the two pieces that contain the sensor, I need to get my husband to do this. Maybe my hands arent as strong as they used to be, I'm OAP. Any tips?
     
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    h884 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lynbrown

    I have similar issues to yourself with my hands. I use a bottle / jar opener to help here. The one I use is a zyliss make. Pictures below are from Amazon. Hope this is of some help

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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I too have the same problem, so use 2 pieces of anti-slip matting, the type used to stop plates slipping on a tray. You can buy it on a roll from many places on line including Amazon and Lakeland. It enables you keep a grip on the bottom piece of the Libre applicator, whilst turning the top. Great for all sorts of uses!!
     
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  4. lynbrown

    lynbrown · Well-Known Member

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    Bought the strong boy, so thanks for all advice.
     
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    Lewis Kelday Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum @Lewis Kelday. If you contact Abbott, they will replace sensors that have stopped working early, or are reading very different to blood tests (taking into account the time lag between finger prick tests and the Libre).
     
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