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Libre sensor removal

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by charliebarker, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. charliebarker

    charliebarker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Am I being a wuss (or an idiot!) But how do you remove the freestyle libre sensor - just pull?? Can't find any instructions anywhere and mine seems welded on!
     
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    eventhorizon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you're being a wuss! What works for me is, instead of trying to rip the plaster off, just start teasing the sensor off the plaster, should pull off ok after a while leaving the plaster in place, then you can roll the plaster off. Some people do it in the shower as a bit of soap and water helps out if it's really sticky.
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @charliebarker . You would appear to be very lucky, most users find they fall off rather to easily.
     
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  5. charliebarker

    charliebarker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Only had it on for 48 hours as it was a dud one and needs to be sent back.
     
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  6. charliebarker

    charliebarker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not as wussy as you think! Managed it quite easily now I had the confirmation to just pull it off! I was just concerned I might be doing it wrong!
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I find the adhesive to be the stickiest thing I have ever encountered! I need an awful lot of oomph to get the little so-and-sos OFF!

    Sorry to hear you've had a dud, @charliebarker .
     
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  8. charliebarker

    charliebarker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, although they're replacing it without question......re the stickiness, that's why I was worried I was doing it wrong! It was like superglue! Managed it eventually though! Thank god I'd only have to do it once a fortnight!
     
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  9. Scott Taylor

    Scott Taylor Type 1 · Member

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    You can get a medical grade adhesive remover called ‘PeelEasy’ from the doctors on prescription.
     
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