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Old 01-20-2019, 20:33   #1
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It has been a long time since I was last here to read or post. Medicare has approved the Freestyle Libre for me and the supplier sent the 10 because they were out of the 14.

I would like to hear from other users of this meter on accuracy. My testing comparing blood draws to the meter has shown me a 20 point difference, the Libre 20 points lower than the blood check. I know that the Libre is not testing blood, testing the interstitial fat layer instead.

So far I have added 20 points to the Libre when calculating my insulin dosage with success, just can't trust the meter reading to be accurate. Have others had the same experience? The meter was suggested by my doctor especially to check for middle of the night hypos.

I'd appreciate hearing from other users!

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I'm not a Freestyle Libre user, but just want to welcome you back. I'm sure someone will be along soon to answer your questions about the Libre.

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Old 01-21-2019, 15:29   #3
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It has been a long time since I was last here to read or post. Medicare has approved the Freestyle Libre for me and the supplier sent the 10 because they were out of the 14.

I would like to hear from other users of this meter on accuracy. My testing comparing blood draws to the meter has shown me a 20 point difference, the Libre 20 points lower than the blood check. I know that the Libre is not testing blood, testing the interstitial fat layer instead.

So far I have added 20 points to the Libre when calculating my insulin dosage with success, just can't trust the meter reading to be accurate. Have others had the same experience? The meter was suggested by my doctor especially to check for middle of the night hypos.

I'd appreciate hearing from other users!
I have held off in getting one because accuracy is in question from what I've seen. My sister picked one up and she showed me how it worked and I must say it was very cool - the odd thing however - her readings didn't jive with her A1C - the readings suggested her A1C should have been in the 6s but when she got her A1C results from her blood work they were in the 8s. That in my opinion kind of goes along with the 20 point difference with her freestyle meter Steve.

Not sure if I will bother with the free style - at least not at this time but like you - I am definitely interested in people's experiences with it - far more valuable that the old company marketing material :-) that is often used as the sales pitch.

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Out of curiosity, I checked out this video: (it explains about the different readings ( click on "Blood Glucose vs Sensor Glucose)

https://www.bing.com/aclick?ld=e3u9j...1c3b6f67393e14

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I received the Dexcom a month ago, and I'm really pleased with it. It woke me up in the middle of the night when my bs was 45. Otherwise, I wouldn't have known it.

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It has been a long time since I was last here to read or post. Medicare has approved the Freestyle Libre for me and the supplier sent the 10 because they were out of the 14.

I would like to hear from other users of this meter on accuracy. My testing comparing blood draws to the meter has shown me a 20 point difference, the Libre 20 points lower than the blood check. I know that the Libre is not testing blood, testing the interstitial fat layer instead.

So far I have added 20 points to the Libre when calculating my insulin dosage with success, just can't trust the meter reading to be accurate. Have others had the same experience? The meter was suggested by my doctor especially to check for middle of the night hypos.

I'd appreciate hearing from other users!
The first sensor had same results as you. I called Abbot and told them my problem, they sent me a new sensor. I am on my 3rd sensor and I still sometimes use my meter just to check the Libre. Usually the Libre 14 is only 5 pts. higher than my meter. I am more impressed with the 14 than the 10. PS I was born and raised in Memphis. Go Brothers! I

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I received the Dexcom a month ago, and I'm really pleased with it. It woke me up in the middle of the night when my bs was 45. Otherwise, I wouldn't have known it.
Wow. That was scary. Good thing you woke up.

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I think these new technologies are a blessing especially for Type I diabetes and of course the kids...

Like any new technology, they will have bugs for a while, but in time these will become the norm....I think!

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Whats the difference between the 14 and the 10... I’m not sure what you all mean by that. In Australia we only have one available and its not specified by a number... getting confused here. I just bit the bullet this week because I have not been testing much at all since before Christmas, and have pretty much lost control of my T2 (because you can’t “eat to your meter” if you aren’t even using it!!)

I love not having to stab my fingers to get a reading.

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The Freestyle Libre 14 is a newer model, sensor is good for 14 days. It takes about an hour to start getting BG readings after. applying the sensor The original Freestyle Libre (10) is good to wear for 10 days and takes 12 hours to start getting BG readings. The sensors and readers are not cross compatible.

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