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New Meter No Strips and No Blood?


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Old 08-17-2018, 19:18   #1
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Default New Meter No Strips and No Blood?

I saw an advertisement on TV last night about a new meter that apparently works off of some small devise you attach to your skin on the outside of your bicep area.


Has anyone tried one or checked out the cost. Sorry I did not catch the name of the devise, but it was manufactured by a common source for meters...

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Sounds like the Freestyle Libre, there have been a few mentions of it on the forums. https://www.freestylelibre.us/

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Sounds like the Freestyle Libre, there have been a few mentions of it on the forums. https://www.freestylelibre.us/
Thanks for the website....sounds to expensive for me, probably best for type 1 diabetics and for those that use fast acting insulin.

Regardless, I will keep an eye on it...

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I’m lucky, my insurance covers the Freestyle Libre sensors. My out of pocket cost is $75/mo. Worth every penny in my humble opinion.

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Im lucky, my insurance covers the Freestyle Libre sensors. My out of pocket cost is $75/mo. Worth every penny in my humble opinion.
So how long have you been using it? How often do you test? Does the accuracy seem good?

Any concerns yet?

Thanks for sharing, I am changing insurance companies now...so maybe I too can get some coverage....on this!

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I’ve been using it more than a year. I swipe my sensor anytime I want to. Knowing where I am at any given moment is everything to me! Plus, It even lets me see how I am overnight.

As for accuracy, I actually finger test occasionally (varies from once a day to a few times a week) just to check accuracy. Accuracy for me is close but not perfect. I’m consistently within +/-20 points. That’s close enough to make me happy. I would not, however, use my readings to set insulin dosages. I don’t use insulin anyway.

I love my libre! It’s not for everyone, but it is for me 😀

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Follow up:
After my post above, I decided to “test” a bit more. So, I’d like to clarify my previous accuracy statements.
When blood drop testing using neo strips and the libre reader my blood vs sensor are spot on- within 2-5 points.
When comparing a sensor reading to a blood drop on another glucometer (a Dario) that is where my results are often 20 points lower on the libre reader.
Interesting....

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After my post above, I decided to test a bit more. So, Id like to clarify my previous accuracy statements.
When blood drop testing using neo strips and the libre reader my blood vs sensor are spot on- within 2-5 points.
When comparing a sensor reading to a blood drop on another glucometer (a Dario) that is where my results are often 20 points lower on the libre reader.
Interesting....
This is one of the things that has delayed me in getting a Libre - accuracy. It's nice that it can provide statistics on what your Glucose Levels are doing (up or down) ... but accuracy?

Someone I know is using one and she showed me her readings - they looked great - one of those " where you want to be readings" - and yet when she went for her A1C she was in the 8s.

I wonder how common this is? Anyone's A1C levels jive with the data being generated by the libre?

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