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Wedding & Freestyle Libre

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by emily2707, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. emily2707

    emily2707 · Newbie

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    I’m due to be getting married in August and have recently bought my wedding dress (sleeveless). As much as I would like to have my Libre on show on my arm (I’m all for promoting diabetes awareness), I wondered if anybody has managed to put their Libre sensor on another part of their body and found it works just the same? I’d just like to have some options to decide between closer to the time.
    All besides that, I’ve already nominated a bridesmaid to be my ‘diabetes keeper’ so this is my only wedding-related diabetes concern as yet!
    Thanks in advance :)
     
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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Master
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    Hi @emily2707 and welcome to the forum.

    I think that if Teresa May can show hers to the world on her left arm, while sporting a mark from a previous Libre on her right arm, you should wear it with pride! I have only ever used one twice but never worried about people seeing it :)
    Have a great day what ever you decide xx

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  3. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    Similar questions have been raised in the past @emily2707 - take a look at a couple of past threads for some inspiration.

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/newbie-diabetic-for-36-years.135963/#post-1698252

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/wedding-day-management-type-1.179231/#post-2369758

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/libre-users-help.165775/#post-2083387

    Please be aware however that the manufacturer (Abbott Laboratories) clearly indicates usage for the back of the arm. If you have a problem with it after fitting to your thigh and then you tell them where you put it, you might have problems getting a replacement.

    One other suggestion, something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue - right? Put it on your arm and wear a blue armband over it? Hidden in plain sight!

    Good luck with the wedding.
    Regards
    Urb'
     
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  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Welcome to the forum.

    I am married. But back in the day when there were no Libres..
    Plus I'm a bloke, a frock was not my personal or traditional choice.. ;)

    However. I do perform in a band & wear mine inner arm. (Which works well for me.)
    Infact I do all the time. Yep there are vids & photos of the show..
    It rarly shows.. Maybe do a pre-wedding test to see how certain placements work for you..?

    To be fair, it is just a white disc? Off the top of my head, could you cover it with some floral display style band? (Get any brides maids to match with the same..)

    Best wishes.
     
  5. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Congratulations on the impending nuptials.

    When I have been wearing a Libre when travelling in sunnier climes, I usually wear it where the red blob is on this pic. I have also worn in between by groin and hip, although that's riskier is wearing close fitting jeans. I've almost lost a sensor when pulling my jeans down .)

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    (For the avoidance of doubt, I'd be quite happy if that were my body, but I stole it from t'internet.)
     
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  6. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll bet she scrubbed that elbow as soon as possible.
     
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  7. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Way to go to keep your privacy

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  8. nicki92

    nicki92 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I don't have an answer to your actual question but how about a decorative sticker to go on it? I was so excited to see wifi symbols and on/off buttons on stickers on etsy (because I think it's hilarious), so maybe you'd find something more classy/pretty that would match your wedding theme!
     
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  9. Yaya10_10

    Yaya10_10 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I do not have an answer but came here to congratulate you and to wish you a happy life
     
  10. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Glad you are not hiding it and there are plenty of lovely stickers on e aby and Amazon to jazz it up a bit.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172618398882
    Alternatively if you did want to conceal it (and I don't think you should) I'd invest in a Dexcom which I wear on my stomach. The app also allows you to share the bg readings so your bridesmaid doesn't need to swipe your arm even as long as she's within 6m.

    If you're out and proud with your sensor get ready to explain it isn't a nicotene patch etc to your guests!
     
  11. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    https://twitter.com/search?q=Partha Kar&src=typed_query
    More info here.

    To note re closed looping my lovely health entity permits me Dexcom and Tandem Basal IQ (surrey Downs) which is working well for me so I am grateful for the additional funding this requires and intend to make the most of it!
     
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