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New Flash Glucose Monitoring from Abbott - Bloodless Testing

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Omnipod, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much yes. They said animas had been given in special cases where the user did a lot of swimming. I do know someone who has one but only because her dad is a lawyer and understandably kicked up a massive stink.

    I don't agree with it, but I was so borderline for being "allowed" a pump that I kept my mouth shut and took what was offered. It works fine and, aside from wanting the dexcom CGM in the future, it is perfect. I could of course use the enlite seabird by Medtronic but they're more expensive
     
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  2. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not true. I know a few people who start their trial on the 13th. The "see if it will work" trials are over. The "normal user" trials are starting now.
     
  3. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Omnipod is a special case because it costs more but all the other pumps cost [the same] so there should be free patient choice.
     
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  4. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And DD how would you feel if the only pump available to you was one you hated instead of the one you love?
     
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  5. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Totally understandable.

    If anyone needs to fight for a pump or a type of pump, go to INPUT. Lesley will fight your corner hard.
     
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  6. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    To be honest I think I would have liked any pump. I don't think I would have been so keen as this one that I wear on my arm, but, I would have got used to it.
     
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  7. CambridgeLass

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    Hi. I’ve heard on forums the Freestyle Libre will cost around £150 pounds with sensors lasting a reported 14 days costing £50 each. Exciting tech!! ElyDave, we are in the peads section of Addenbrooke’s and have been using the cellnovo since April. Love it! Very innovative. My 8 year old manages it all on her own at school etc. It’s our first pump so no experience of any others, but ever SO happy with it.
     
  8. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    question @Omnipod @Spiker and @hale710 will I be able to use the libre to cal my dex? ie eliminating finger bg for days at a time?!

    If so sign me the f**k up!!!
     
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  9. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same. I definitely didn't WANT omipod, but if say that had been the choice or nothing id have gladly taken it. Medtronic was close enough to animas for me :)
     
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  10. PaulinaB

    PaulinaB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Calibrating one interstitial fluid meter with another?...
     
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  11. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe so no. The libre still recommends "regular" finger prick tests. So for me that would be driving and pre meal probably. Average 8-10 a day right now so that would be a significant cut
     
  12. iHs

    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    Its not really going to be 'the end to finger pricking' then. There's a bit of misleading going on .....naughty Abbott...
     
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  13. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No, I was never under the impression it was.

    "A finger pricker test using a blood glucose meter is required during times of rapidly changing glucose levels when interstitial fluid glucose levels may not accurately reflect blood glucose levels"
     
  14. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I thought that would be too much to ask for. I also think its misleading to advertise it as CGM which I have seen. Although it may have been the media being misleading.
     
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  15. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think that's the media. I've only read stuff from Abott themselves and they've not referred to it as CGM, because it's not lol but it's a decent middle ground
     
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  16. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Genuine LOL, Eng.
    Sadly I fear not.
     
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  17. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    http://vimeo.com/m/105752713

    Ahh **** it - looks like a fun toy and with it being NFC and iPhone 6 having the right gear (and watch!) I might get one just so I'll be set when 'that' app comes along :p
     
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  18. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    that's twice you 've *****'d - you'll be in trouble ;)

    I'm with you though. this still looks like th ebest thing to hit the diabetes market for quite some time.
     
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  19. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Glad you're getting on with it. It seems the CellNovo is very popular in Cambs as the DSNs were a bit unsure whether they were going to get enough supplied in time for the group I'm starting with in October.
     
  20. Jaz253

    Jaz253 Type 1 · Active Member

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    OMG this is what I've been expecting to happen since was 7 ys. old! But to my humble opinion, the price will be a little of an issue if is similar to a CGM (and I cant consider getting a pump). Ple@se (to the manufacturers) have in mind a few months after the release, making a version affordable for those on a low income (which I presume is a huge majority in diabetes population). I have relatives in Spain so could get one, but as the senior members have mentioned, it will be wise to see how it actually works.
    I'm just praying that it doesn't end up being an Exubera or afrezza insulin like-thing ;)
     
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