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Libre Sensor Allergic Reaction

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by paulpapa, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. scassidy

    scassidy · Newbie

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    I have also developed an allergic reaction like this twice. . A bright red cirlce with little blisters on it. I have been using the sensors for 5 months prior to this with no reaction at all. I dont want to stop using libre as|I love it but skin is sore. Any tips would be most helpful.
     
  2. Eglinton71

    Eglinton71 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I had an email from Abbotts yesterday in which they confirmed they are changing the adhesive formula in April. I had also asked how I will be able to identify the new formulation sensors but they didn't deal with this so I'm no wiser.
     
  3. videoman

    videoman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well after about 11 months; the only reaction was AFTER a sensor had been removed was nice circle representing the size of the sticky bit. Absulutly no reaction at all!
     
  4. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    There is a facebook page that I follow and apparently there are some sensors in circulation now (in Canada I think) which have a white soft foam adhesive pad so it may look different in appearance when we get it here. No markings on the box though it seems.
     
  5. Eglinton71

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    I will email Abbotts again because they must be able to state which batch or serial numbers identify the sensors with the revised formula.
     
  6. jeremywhittington

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    I had a reaction with my last two sensors after never having had a problem with them for several months.
     

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