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Libre Meter and Psoriasis

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Aginoth, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Aginoth

    Aginoth Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone using a Freestyle Libre have Psoriasis?

    I do and as much as I would like to move to using the Libre I am concerned that the sensor may cause an adverse site reaction due to my having psoriasis. I am 95% clear atm so finding a clear site to place the sensor won't be an issue; more concerned that the sensor or it's adhesive would cause a site specific flare.
     
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    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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  3. Aginoth

    Aginoth Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Didn't want to highjack the post with my Psoriasis specific question :)
     
  4. Osidge

    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    That thread is quite broad so it might be worth an ask

    Doug
     
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    rowan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't use a Libre but do have psoriasis and also a stoma so use an ostomy bag which is stuck to the skin. My psoriasis did flare a little bit at first but soon got used to the adhesive and hasn't troubled me since. If it does irritate your skin you can ask for a barrier cream or wipes that protect the skin but doesn't affect the stickiness of the adhesive.
     
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    I'm having problems wid my senior sticking anyone having the same?
     
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