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Libre iPhone App & carb counting

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by SimonHbA1c, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. SimonHbA1c

    SimonHbA1c Type 2 · Newbie

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    Today I have started using the Freestyle libre sensor musing my iPhone to read it - I have a Accu-check Aviva Expert to calculate my carbs and insulin amounts before meals. Is there a way of doing this on the iPhone Libre App or do I need to get the Libre Reader ? Interested to read what other users are doing thank you
     
  2. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I use the Libre with my iPhone rather than the reader too but I can’t see there’s a way to actually calculate carbs and insulin on the app - there are fields to record them but not calculate. (I’m not on insulin so haven’t looked into it deeply and I may be wrong about this.)
     
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  3. xjessica.rose

    xjessica.rose Type 1 · Member

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    I had the same issue when I started using the FreeStyle Libre app on my phone. There's a system on the reader that works the same as the Aviva Expert reader but it needs to be unlocked by your DSN and can only be used via test strip (not by scanning). This is apparently due to the sensor not being accurate enough to be able to make insulin decisions from.

    I just use my sensor throughout the day and use the Aviva Expert test strips when I have a meal, so rather than constant pricking, it's only around 3-4 times a day now Hope that helps!
     
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  4. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    SimonHbA1c Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi John thank you for the link, I think the option of entering has disappeared since this was written. I cant find where you enter it on the Iphone
     
  6. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    The code is entered into the reader not the phone it is an option under settings.

    I'm sorry I misread your post and thought you had a reader.
     
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    #6 JohnEGreen, Oct 13, 2020 at 9:42 AM
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  7. SimonHbA1c

    SimonHbA1c Type 2 · Newbie

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    That's ok John I appreciate your help. Waiting to get my metre from my DNS
     
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