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Libre sensor adhesive problems

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Mr Whippy, May 30, 2019.

  1. Mr Whippy

    Mr Whippy Type 1 · Active Member

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    I have been a semi regular Libre user up until about 12 months ago when the skin reactions to the adhesive got so bad that I ripped it off after less than 24 hours due to the severity of the burning and itching. It had steadily been getting worse over the previous 7 or 8 sensors until it became totally unbearable.

    I have heard rumours that they have (or soon will have) reformulated the adhesive - can anyone confirm or deny this and if so can anyone confirm if their skin reaction issues have changed ?

    I am paying from my own pocket (for now anyway) an don't want to risk buying another unless I know for sure the adhesive has changed.

    Any advice / experience gratefully received.

    Thanks - Dave.
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