Patients Diabetes (Type 1)
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Posted on 29/05/2018 21:54
Does anyone have problems with the stickiness of the freestyle libre in other words does anyone have a problem with it coming off too soon?
Beginning of the discussion - 04/06/2018Freestyle Libre https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/diabetes-type-1/your-opinion-on-type-1-diabetes-treatments/freestyle-libre-2369
Posted on 04/06/2018 14:26
The only time I had one come off too soon was when I knocked it off when moving furniture. Thankfully it came off cleanly but, of course, it couldn't be reattached, so I lost the value of the remaining few days.
What I do have a problem with is itchy skin and red bruising that lasts for 6-8 weeks afterwards. You can always see where the last four freestyle libres have been. I've tried E45, Savlon, Germolene, but all to little effect. Any thoughts anyone?
Posted on 05/06/2018 09:15
You should try Cavilon barrier film pump spray. Just spray a little on your arm and wait until it dries then apply your sensor. It helps a little. My son used to have a really red circle and now it is not as bad but we still use sudo crem afterwards. You must be extra sensitive to what is in the sticky end of the libre. We got this on prescription.
Posted on 06/06/2018 10:10
Thank you Claire. I'll try that.