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Where To Get Abbott Freestyle Libre Sensors From??

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Aimee_lou, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Aimee_lou

    Aimee_lou · Newbie

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    Hi

    I’m a bit late to the party but looking at going on to the Libre but struggling at finding sensors online. I have read people get them from boots/Asda etc but can’t find them online. Do you need to go in store to get them or any ideas where else, but aren’t charging stupid money (well more stupid then they already are)

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  2. static192

    static192 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    iv heard same that you can get it from asda and boots tbh im not sure where else you can get it
     
  3. Carlton1512

    Carlton1512 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Boots have stopped selling them now unless you have a prescription, apparently. Superdrug pharmacy can get them for £35, which I found to be the cheapest place. You can't get them online though, you have to go the store/pharmacy as you have to fill in a VAT exemption form.
     
  4. Aimee_lou

    Aimee_lou · Newbie

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    Thank you will head there tomorrow!!! Seem to be a bit of a shortage at the moment by the looks of it
     
  5. Aimee_lou

    Aimee_lou · Newbie

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    Sorry to be a pain, just been looking on Superdrug website and I’m guessing it has to be a Superdrug that has a pharmacy?
     
  6. Carlton1512

    Carlton1512 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Great, if you are going to Superdrug, just make sure it has a pharmacy in store, as not all do. Good luck!
     
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    Carlton1512 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it does, it is a pharmacy product.
     
  8. paganlady

    paganlady Type 2 · Member

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    I get mine from Asda, I just rang them and asked if they had them.
     
  9. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    It’s best to call the Superdrug pharmacy before you head in as some have to order them in and dont keep them as stock items.
     
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    I got some from Superdrug’s pharmacy counter in Newcastle yesterday. X
     
  11. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If Superdrug don’t have the ordering capacity - they have a monthly quota - try Asda, more expensive that Superdrug but they can usually get them the following day. Both are cheaper than the last order I put through to Abbot.
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Or try your local pharmacy where you get your prescriptions from. Have a price agreement with mine and I go in and just get them off the shelf.
     
  13. Nutty72

    Nutty72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My Tesco pharmacy do them £35
     
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