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New Flash Glucose Monitoring from Abbott - Bloodless Testing

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

  1. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Having had a discussion with my gp about blood test strips and determined that the nhs pay roughly £17 a pot, I get through roughly £56 worth a month. That's likely to be the target price for sensors before the NHS takes them up. Roughly £34 per sensor.

    Given the retail cost of strips online is below £20 (vat exempt) there is a little way to go.
     
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    newenden Type 1 · Member

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    whilst driving to the hospital i received a call saying rep had turned up with part of the equipment missing so now waiting for call to go back later this week. i was very disappointed i have not been this exited about getting something since i was a kid at christmas. still i have been assured i will have it by the end of the week.
     
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    I look forward to reading msgs on the forum from those who have been asked to take part in trialling the Libre.... Keep us updated everyone on the good, the bad and the ugly so we all can make the right decision on whether to purchase or not.

    I'm not on facebook or twitter as yet but am interested to get updates @hale710
     
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  4. jackois

    jackois Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone actually get a date for the release of the libre to the paying public? I have searched high & low without any success...
     
  5. daniT1D

    daniT1D Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I cannot wait for this :) I have already asked all my family and friends who would usually buy me Christmas & Birthday presents if they can give me money toward the sensors instead :)


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  6. SpikeThacker

    SpikeThacker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    looking forward to its release in the uk. being a LGV driver and needing to take bloods every 2 hours, this will be a godsend, lets hope the NHS take it on. i believe on the grapevine that they will be cutting down on the amount of meters to a choose from, 2 for t1 and 4 for t2, to make it more cost effective. lets hope this is 1 of them
     
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  7. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The DVLA have not yet approved it for pre driving readings so you will still have to test every 2 hours I'm afraid with a normal finger prick!
     
  8. Winifred12345

    Winifred12345 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've had it on trial for the last couple of weeks and it has been amazing! I've also got the Medtronic CGMS and have put that on again today to find yet again that it's not working.
     
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  9. jackois

    jackois Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice to hear that you are getting on so well with it, Winifred. Can't wait for them to release it generally!
     
  10. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  11. Robert 2170

    Robert 2170 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Only other thing if you are type one and you have to test before you drive the DVLA will not accept this meter readings yet
     
  12. Hilary51

    Hilary51 Type 1 · Member

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    A rep bought it into the hospital. Brilliant idea but £130 to buy and will cost £90 a month for arm pods. Won't be on Prescription for 18 months + and only very limited number of people will be eligible. Great if you can afford it!!!
     
  13. Hilary51

    Hilary51 Type 1 · Member

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    Release date is November this year
     
  14. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh ****. Other seem to have been told october?
     
  15. daniT1D

    daniT1D Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes the above review said end of Sept/ beginning of October.

    I am such an excited kid over this, I want it NOW!


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  16. Winifred12345

    Winifred12345 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Shop opens on Monday apparently!
     
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  17. daniT1D

    daniT1D Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Really??? :) :excited:


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  18. Winifred12345

    Winifred12345 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's what DN said last Thur
     
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  19. daniT1D

    daniT1D Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow ... I hope so! I'm so excited!


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  20. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    That's a brilliant idea.

    (Obviously, I didn't have to reply to you, but wanted to bump your post for maximum exposure for others feeling uncomfortable about the running costs. ;))
     
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