Patients Diabetes (Type 1)
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Posted on 15/06/2017 17:14
I am thinking of ordering Free style libre, so I'd like to know what you think about it.
The first thing that worries me is applying the sensor - is it as easy as they say?
Beginning of the discussion - 22/06/2017Freestyle libre - applying the sensor https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/diabetes-type-1/your-opinion-on-type-1-diabetes-treatments/freestyle-libre-applying-the-sensor-1799
Posted on 22/06/2017 18:42
Sensor is very easy to apply no pain. I have been using for many month but you have to check by prick your finger as well as free style libre is not accurate all the time.
Posted on 28/07/2017 08:43
We stopped using it for my 11 year old son as the difference in the readings were just too different
Posted on 30/07/2017 23:57
If you do start using the Libre, you'll get better results the day after you apply the sensor. I apply the sensor a day before activating it, as not to potentially waste a day of scanning with less reliable results.
If you find the sensor to provide a greater than 20% variance from blood glucose tests, Abbot will provide a new sensor. It would be a good idea to request a sample box of strips and control solution, as they would expect any blood glucose tests which demonstrate a faulty sensor to have been conducted on the Libre (which doubles as a blood glucose monitor, just in case you weren't aware) .