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Libre Sensor Question

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Clementine68, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Clementine68

    Clementine68 Type 1 · Member

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    I have been in the libre Sensor now for 6 weeks. When I had the demonstration from the Abbott Rep she said to put a new sensor on a day before the current one ran out because it takes about 24 hours for the sensor to give the correct reading. So I have done this but wondered whether others who have used the sensor longer do this?
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I give it 48 hours.
     
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    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I put my new ones on about 24 hours before the current one is due to run out
     
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    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yip, at least 12 hours, used to be 24 but as I’ve used it longer and longer, I’ve found 12 is enough and I get accurate readings from the beginning.
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oops. I was just assuming it was accurate from first read.
    Do you guys do a blood test to calibrate too?
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I test a couple of times during the first 2 days to see how this particular sensor behaves compared to finger sticks, and after that at least once a day but usually more often, especially when the libre thinks I'm low.
     
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    Clementine68 Type 1 · Member

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    I test once in the first 12 hours of putting on a new sensor and when says blood dropping rapidly.
     
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    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I stick on a new sensor 24 hours before I activate it. I don't know whether the length of time I've been using it means I've gotten acclimatised to them or because quality control at Abbott has improved but I find them more accurate now than previously. I check accuracy against my meter on the first day and if it seems okay, every morning. It's also less reliable the more out of ideal range figures my bg is.
     
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