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Old 02-02-2017, 10:45   #1
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I just read about the Abbott Freestyle Libre System. You wear a patch with a small wire on your upper arm and you have a small hand held devise like a cell phone and when held up to the patch it reads your blood sugar levels, no more pricking your finger 4 to 10 times a day! Is anyone using it. Or is it available in the USA. I read about it from England. I hope it is and It would be nice not to have prick your finger so much!!!

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This press release from Abbot says it was FDA approved in September 2016.
Abbott Receives FDA Approval for the FreeStyle Libre Pro™ System, a Revolutionary Diabetes Sensing Technology for Healthcare Professionals to Use with Their Patients - Sep 28, 2016

The text is interesting and worth reading if you are considering the device. There is a warning that it can give false hypo numbers - what the device says is 60 could actually be 80+ . So, it's not perfect. I guess one would have to monitor lower numbers with a regular glucose meter for a while. Kind of defeats the purpose, though. But, still, it would track trends for one which is very helpful.

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thank's for the info. I wish they would come up with something that worked great. I get tired of all the finger prick's. Perhap's some day!!!

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The catch is that only the Pro version was approved in the US, not the consumer version. The Pro Libre is put on at the doctor's office, and then you come back in 1-2(?) weeks to have it removed and the data downloaded. It is for occasional monitoring or diagnosis by your doctor, and isn't terribly helpful for patients in my opinion.

The consumer version, already available in the EU, gives you the reader as well as the sensor. You put it on at home, and you can see how you are doing all day long similar to a CGM.

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Just don't that beat all! Big pharm does not want us to use it. They want to keep selling strip's and lancet and meter's. That's how the us roll's. They are all consumed about the dollar not their people!

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The catch is that only the Pro version was approved in the US, not the consumer version. The Pro Libre is put on at the doctor's office, and then you come back in 1-2(?) weeks to have it removed and the data downloaded. It is for occasional monitoring or diagnosis by your doctor, and isn't terribly helpful for patients in my opinion.

The consumer version, already available in the EU, gives you the reader as well as the sensor. You put it on at home, and you can see how you are doing all day long similar to a CGM.


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Thank you all for taking the time to give me info on this. I wish there were a better way to check our number's, this sticking hurt's!

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Are you using the side of your fingers or just the tips? Usually the sides are less sensitive, but can still hurt. You may already know there is a depth adjustment on most lancing devices, you you tried a shallower setting?

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Yes, I've tried those method's it still hurt's! Thank's , diabetes suck's, let's hope for a cure!

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Okay, one more suggestion.

I find that the lancet doesn't need to be as deep, and hurts less, if my hands are warm - really warm. I'll run hot water over them, with rubber gloves on, for a few minutes. Or wrap a hand in a heating pad for a few minutes (I have a microwave pad that works well).

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