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Type one and libre

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Tylers73, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Tylers73

    Tylers73 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone out there using the freestyle libre. Would like to know your thoughts on it pls


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  2. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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  3. T1D Sarah

    T1D Sarah Type 1 · Member

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    Hello!
    I have been using the Libre!
    I've done a review on my YouTube channel if you are interested?
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    I liked it, loved the general picture it gave me of my blood glucose levels, however wasn't very accurate compared to my meter when I was high or low, was out by 3 mmol/l, I called them to advise and they suggested the sensor may be faulty so got a replacement, however when I removed the sensor there was blood under it and skin quite red, also sticky bit wasn't very sticky and had started coming off too. Second sensor lasted 3 days before I hit a door frame and knocked it off..

    I think this is a great idea for kids as parents can scan them while they sleep, as long as the sensor is pretty accurate, but you still need to test with a normal meter before driving.
     
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    mentat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's not bad, but definitely not a fingerstick replacement for me. I find the performance pretty similar to my Dexcom (which I also wear on my arm). The size and shape is much better than Dexcom, but the Dexcom wins for me because of the ability to sound alarms.
     
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