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Old 03-01-2018, 21:07   #11
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Originally Posted by vdrogers View Post
So I just did this scan about 30 minutes ago and it shows me what my blood did from about 3AM until I scanned. Everytime I scan a get an 8 hour graph.
My sister uses one but she never told me about the 8 hour duration feature - that would certainly come in handy. Think I'll get one.

Thanks - this has been good information!

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i probably scan my sensor 30 times/day. just cuz i think its cool and like to constantly be reminded that i am doing well with my bg.

The sensors will store up to 8 hours of data and download it to your reader/phone at every scan

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I've been using the Libre Sensor since April, and love it. I do test if I wake up in the night, since it's a quick swipe - I don't even have to put on my glasses. I've only recently been seeing the commercials on TV for it, and while they focus on how easy/pain-free the tests are with no finger pricks, I think they missed the boat by not talking about the 8-hour time line. THAT is fantastic. If your BG is generally in good control, this is a great tool to help keep it that way... and if you're up and down and all around the board, the ability to have that continuous read on BG activity (with the ability to generate and print a variety of reports) can help you and your doctor spot trends and make adjustments. I've had no problems with the application or wearing of the sensor... except for the one time it came off after heavy exercise followed by a shower. I now try to give it a few minutes to let the exercise sweat dry for a few minutes before showering, and I make sure to use a good dose of SkinTac for extra holding power.

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The FreeStyle Libre has a 12-hour warm-up period in the U.S which is not optimum. In Europe, the warm-up time is one hour. Some users believe it’s because results can be a little off in the first 12 hours of use as the sensor adjusts to the interstitial fluid. So the FDA is ‘protecting’ us from results which may be slightly off.

Some users are inserting their next sensor 12 hours in advance so they overlap for a time to compensate for the warm-up period,

One day an alarm mechanism or application for low glucose can be added to the Libre so when you set the level to 70 or less and your sound asleep, a loud piercing sound goes off. Likewise you can also set another level of over 140 to trigger an alarm. Like to see a 1 hour warmup period as well.

In my case, Libre wouldnt help me while sleeping as it currently has no alarm.

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