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New Flash Glucose Monitoring from Abbott - Bloodless Testing

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Omnipod, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Omnipod

    Omnipod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    exactly this Alexmbrennan "With every scan you get your current glucose reading, the last 8 hours of glucose and an arrow showing the direction your glucose is heading."
    It would be nice if you were more positive
     
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    KeithD Type 1 · Member

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    That is how i understood it,
    the sensor takes a reading every 15 mins, storing up to 8 hrs on the sensor,
    when you scan the sensor the last 8 hrs readings are transmitted to the meter, showing you the latest reading and a trend,
    The meter stores upto 90 days readings.
     
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  3. Omnipod

    Omnipod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    With every scan you get your current glucose reading AND the last 8 hours of glucose history and an arrow showing the direction your glucose is heading
    I know as I did a trial
    You get a reading everytime you scan the meter over the sensor. You can scan it every few minutes if you want
     
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  4. Hooked

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    Do you know what it's going to cost (roughly)?
     
  5. KeithD

    KeithD Type 1 · Member

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    Tell us more !!!
     
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    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I emailed abbot about coatings and availability yesterday and and got a reply today. The answer was


    Abbott Next Frontier question

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    I just want to acknowledge your recent question. At the moment I am unable to release any additional information on availability or pricing, but as soon as I can I will get back to you.


    Yours sincerely

    Ollie

    Ollie Mitchell
    Marketing Director UK & Ireland
    Abbott Diabetes Care
    Abbott House
    Vanwall Business Park
    Maidenhead SL6 4XE
    [email protected]



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    Just wondering when the freestyle libre is going to be available. And also wondering about coatings as well
     
  7. Omnipod

    Omnipod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Im not allowed to say anymore than what is said on the website. Its going to be the best product on the market when its released and will be on sale online initially. Thats all folks.
    The AGP is amazing. I hope that all diabetes specialists and teams start working with AGP.
     
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    Omnipod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  9. KeithD

    KeithD Type 1 · Member

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    I have been following snippets about it for some time, this week's email basically saying 'it's just around the corner' has got me itching to get my hands on one.
     
  10. Hooked

    Hooked · Guest

    You are such a tease! I don't wanna get my hopes up that this might be something I could afford, only to have them dashed.
     
  11. Omnipod

    Omnipod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    i hope its affordable because I am definately buying one as soon as it is released. Its a blood glucose meter with special AGP software. Its not like its a pump or a CGM. If the Omnipod PDM only cost £300 and that is a insulin pump, then I am sure it will be cheaper.
     
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  12. toby64

    toby64 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hello all,
    mounting the sensor would need to be a more permanent item much better than the CGM system, if you are a bit like myself and sweat when working or walking the CGM sensor disconnects and you get no information.
     
  13. PaulinaB

    PaulinaB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought I read somewhere that the sensor needs to be kind of "implanted" under the skin in local anesthetic by a medical professional? Is that correct?

    How's with the accuracy compared to BG tests and CGM (since its also using the interstitial fluid)?
     
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    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't wait for it to go on sale and give my fingers a rest
     
  15. noblehead

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    The DCUK article posted earlier in the thread says the sensor is stuck to the skin, I do wonder myself about the accuracy compared to bg testing.
     
  16. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If this comes out at a reasonable cost, I'm in. Just think what it could do for diabetics who are into sport, no more stopping for a finger-prick test, just wave the doofer over the whatsit and have a look while carrying on, back to true eating on the run.
     
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    And no more blood over your paperwork or what ever else you are doing, in so many ways it will be much better than the finger prick test.
     
  18. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a vague recollection that I read somewhere (don't ask me where) that this would be priced at around the cost of a heavy user of strips - like equivalent to 300 strips/month. Might only have been speculation from a review or something.
     
  19. noblehead

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    In that case we can only hope it's the same cost as the SD Codefree strips Robert ;)
     
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  20. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe my GP will stump up if I up my strip usage a bit ;)
     
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