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Problems with Freestyle Libre 2 Sensors?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Al_H, Sep 7, 2021.

  1. Al_H

    Al_H · Member

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    Since moving to the Freestyle Libre 2 sensors I've experienced a high number of "Sensor Errors" which normally occur at a time I really want to take a reading - it was really rare to see this with the original sensors - are other people seeing the same issues with the new sensor?
    Last week I had a sensor end prematurely (8 days) after showing sensor errors, the replacement sensor I put on then immediately displayed sensor error and after a number of attempts to take a reading ended prematurely, this may just have been really bad luck or potentially a more common problem with the new sensor - have others seen the same?
    [When I called About they did replace both sensors but that's not really the point!]

    Don't get me wrong I've been using Freestyle Libre now for around 4 years so I am a big fan and the improvements offered with the bluetooth connection is a major advantage but not if the sensors end early . . .
     
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    Hertfordshiremum · Well-Known Member

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    I phoned Abbott’s a couple of weeks ago, having had none go wrong with Libre 1, I have had 4 go wrong with Libre 2. They were very nice and said they are aware of the problems and working on it. Isn’t Libre 3 arriving soon? Hoping this will be fixing the issues.
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There seems to be a number of people struggling with Libre 2 issues.
    However, I have been using it since the start of the year and had no need to report any problems.
    I had one cone off due to bad placement which was user error. But nothing more.
     
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    Lakeslover · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been using them since March and in that time I have had quite a lot fail before 14 days, around 8 have failed early, and three have fallen off. Each time they have been replaced without question by Abbott.

    Right now the last two have lasted the full 14 days, and my current one is on day 9.
     
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  5. Goma5

    Goma5 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I've had exactly the same experience since switching. First sensor ended early, second sensor worked for 8 days, and then starting giving regular errors, then new sensor giving nothing but errors when first applied. My second sensor did rectify itself after a couple of days and is mostly Ok now.

    I had a fair few Libre 1 sensors fail on me as well, bit of a pain, but as you say Abbott always replace them.
     
  6. Al_H

    Al_H · Member

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    Seems like this is a common problem that Abbott are aware of. . . .
    In response to people's comments on the sensors falling off this is something I did experience when I first started using the Libre sensors 4 years ago (lots of sport seemed to be the problem) - after some discussion with Abbott I started to use Skintac (like superglue for skin) and I've continued to use it since with only 1 sensor falling off in approx 3 years (giving up sport was not the solution!). The only downside of Skintac is that sensors require some soaking before taking off, that said if you have problems with sensors regularly falling off I would recommend it :)
     
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    StewM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, just for the sake adding to the range of perspectives, I have no issues with my Libre 2s and every error I’ve seen reported with the Libre 2 I did experience Libre 1.

    When I went for my Libre Induction it was stated that Libre adhesives don’t cope well with high temperatures, like the ones we’re experiencing now.
     
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