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Libre sensor

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Soapybubs87, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Soapybubs87

    Soapybubs87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Probably going to sound silly but just got my libre delivered today (funded by myself! 1.is it ok in the shower or will it need covering and 2.is there anywhere the sensors are a bit cheaper as i can only find the 58 pound ones
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Soapybubs87 It's fine in the shower, bath and swimming pool :)

    Unfortunately the libre sensors cannot be purchased anywhere else, as they're manufactured by Abbott only.
     
  3. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Moderator
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    The sensors are only the one price from Abbott, but you should be ticking the VAT relief box as a Type 1, because you don't need to pay it.
     
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  4. Soapybubs87

    Soapybubs87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh fab thanks for the tip x
     
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    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If it helps, there's a free delivery code kicking about somewhere which is changed each month by Abbott. Saves about £5 per order I think. This thread has the latest code and a link to a Facebook group where it gets updated each month. :)
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck. Showers are fine. I cover when swimming. The worse thing is husbands walking past and knocking it off with 5 days to go
     
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    emmay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Soapybubs87
    As people have said showers etc are fine, the problem I have with mine is getting it off at the end of two weeks without taking a layer of skin off, I have now managed to get some free samples from companies that do adhesive removal wipes/sprays they work brilliantly.

    One massive tip about your sensor is when you first put it on, don’t activate straight away wait at least a day for it to settle in, good luck I love mine x
     
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  8. Soapybubs87

    Soapybubs87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Aww thank you rookie mistake i will remember for next time i put it on then ledt it for an hour or so and started using it! Thanks for the tips x
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Moderator
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How many husbands do you have????????????:):):):):):).
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha! Just the one thankfully!
     
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    emmay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    dicksear Type 1 · Newbie

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    There is a box on the bottom of the online order page to affirm you are a diabetic takes off the VAT knocks it down to £48 a sensor
     
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