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For three hours I checked and the Freestyle said in the 2's whilst hourly BG meter tests said 6. When I removed the sensor it was covered in blood, my skin was red and there was what looks like a blood blister.
I'm very disappointed because the Libre has helped me lots. I've emailed Abbot they're not open at weekends and I'm now waiting for another sensor to work. The new sensor is working 5. As it usually takes 24 hours for the sensor to settle in I'm happy with that. Great news Amanda. Abbott do seem to be very good at replacing faulty sensors at the moment.
I just hope people don't try to take advantage as some people seem troubled by relatively small and inevitable differences between sensor and BG. As you know, the Libre won't give identical readings. I have had a couple of sensors go wrong. One shut down after 3 or 4 readings and the other wouldn't work at all saying it had been installed by another reader.
I have sent back and I am waiting to see what they do. The other one that went wrong was replaced straight away by the person on their help line. Hope new sensor behaves Amanda. HOBIE said:. Mmmmmmh after sensor saying that I was going up in the 8's I scanned again and it said 5. I couldn't think of a reason for the sudden drop so tested BG 8. What do others think about that difference? I would wait a little longer to see if the differences co tune or most are more like 0. THanks Mike.The sensor is factory calibrated.
You use the Reader to wirelessly scan  the Sensor and get your glucose readings. The Reader also has a built-in blood glucose meter, which works with FreeStyle Precision Neo blood glucose test strips. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day reader kit and sensor kit are sold separately and are available at major retail pharmacies with a prescription from your physician. The reader can capture data from the sensor when it is within 1.
The sensor kit includes the following items: One sensor pack, Sensor applicator, Alcohol wipe, Product insert. During the 1-hour warm-up period, the sensor is acclimating to your body and no readings are available.
During the one-hour warm-up period, you can use the test strip port for your regular glucose monitoring. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day system is indicated for the management of diabetes in people ages 18 and over. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day system is not indicated for the management of diabetes in pregnant women. Ascorbic Acid and Salicylic Acid may interfere with the sensor readings.
No, the FreeStyle Libre 14 day system does not automatically calculate insulin dosages.
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However, the data generated by the FreeStyle Libre 14 day system can assist with making treatment decisions. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day system is the latest continuous glucose monitoring system from Abbott and is designed to provide accurate glucose readings for up to 14 days with a 1-hour warm-up period. However, as with any new technology, Abbott is researching a wide variety of potential applications.
The FreeStyle Libre 14 day sensor is intended for single-use, and does not require cleaning and disinfection. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day reader should be cleaned and disinfected once a week. This product should be disposed of in accordance with all applicable local regulations related to the disposal of electronic equipment, batteries, sharps, and materials potentially exposed to body fluids. Sensors can be worn while bathing, showering or swimming.
The FreeStyle Libre 14 day system has not been tested in sea water. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day system is clinically proven to be accurate stable and consistent over 14 days with no fingerstick calibrations. For specific information about interactions between illness and your glucose levels, please contact your health care professional. Yes, the accuracy of the sensor remains consistent during its shelf life. Please refer to the sensor carton for the expiry date. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day system is calibrated at the factory.
Specific details about our calibration process are proprietary. All glucose monitoring devices require calibration to maintain accuracy using one of two methods: patient calibration or factory calibration.
Interstitial fluid glucose measurements are taken from the fluid within tissue while blood glucose measurements are taken directly from the blood. Sensor glucose values, which are based on interstitial fluid glucose levels, can be different from blood glucose levels fingersticksparticularly during times when your blood glucose is changing quickly. For example after eating, taking insulin, or exercising.
When glucose levels are falling quickly, glucose readings from the Sensor may be higher than blood glucose levels. On the other hand, when glucose levels are rising quickly, glucose readings from the Sensor may be lower than blood glucose levels.
If glucose is rising quickly or falling quickly, you will see the check glucose symbol. Whenever you see the check glucose symbol, do a blood glucose test and treat based on that result. With our complimentary prescription retrieval service, we obtain your prescription from your physician, send the prescription to your preferred participating pharmacy and let you know when to contact your pharmacy to pick-up your FreeStyle Libre 14 day system.
You are not obligated to purchase any products. You will receive a status update on your FreeStyle Libre 14 day system prescription via email within one week of the initial request. The actual time it takes to secure a prescription depends on how quickly your physician approves and returns the prescription form to the pharmacy. Once your prescription has been forwarded to your preferred participating pharmacy, you will be advised via email to contact your local pharmacy to make pick-up arrangements for your new FreeStyle Libre 14 day system.
No, the user can get an updated glucose reading every minute when they scan the reader over the sensor.Forums New posts Search forums. What's new New posts New media New media comments Latest activity. Media New media New comments Search media. Learning Zone Join Learning Zone for simple, practical advice from the experts. Log in Register. Search titles only. Search Advanced search…. New posts. Search forums. Log in. Click here for our information on the coronavirus.
I am self-financing so it is beginning to grate a little. Abbott were quite good at replacing dodgy sensors. However, I started one on Friday 3rd april. Yesterday, atit showed an error message on the reader Er3,B and my mobile I sent an email to Abbott, and left the sensor attached. I received a response at asking for all the usual details. This was provided. Although the sensor did start to read again.
Overnight, the sensor failed to read at I sent another message to Abbot this morning.Forums New posts Search forums. What's new New posts New media New media comments Latest activity.
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I have 3 days left on a sensor. The reader has pinged a couple of times with reminders that there are only 3 days left. About 5 or 6 times this afternoon I have had an error on the display saying something along the lines of sensor error try again in 10 minutes. When the meter got to a point that it was then able to read the sensor I shortly after got a low battery warning.
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My question is or questions are: Does the meter battery life have any bearing on its ability to read the sensor? Have any of you had this error displayed and was it battery related? If it's not meter battery related do you have any ideas as to what causes these errors?
Any other advice or information you could offer would also be extremely welcome. Be happy, Geoff. Robin Well-Known Member. Relationship to Diabetes Type 1. I've never had my battery get low during the life of a sensor, I've always charged it fully at the start and it's lasts the distance. I also charge it at he end,the instructions say to make sure it's at least half charged if you're going to store it unused for a while so I've never had a low battery warning.It is important for a person with diabetes to monitor his blood glucose on a regular basis.
It uses 0. There are issues that will cause the meter to give incorrect readings. Specific error codes help the user determine and correct the problem. Use the control solution to test the meter before retesting with blood. If the test results are correct, conduct a new test with a fresh blood sample.
Use the control solution to test the meter. Perform a new test with a fresh blood sample. Test the meter with the control solution, and then retest with a fresh blood sample.
Do not apply blood to the strip before it is inserted in the meter or before the blood droplet appears on the screen. Test the meter with the control solution.
If the test results are within the correct range for the solution, retest with a new strip and fresh blood sample. There is no error code 5. If the meter displays an error code, test the meter with a new strip and the control solution. If the meter does not measure the glucose in the control solution correctly or continues to give an error code, contact the manufacturer for assistance.
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Abbott freestyle navigator blood glucose monitoring system pages. Blood glucose and ketone monitoring system 45 pages. Requires turned on. You should check that your meter a compatible data management matches the example exactly every time system. Page 5: Important Information About Your Blood Glucose Monitoring System Healthcare professionals handling this system must always wear gloves and should follow the infection control policies and procedures approved by their facility.
Other products can produce inaccurate results. Blood glucose monitoring should be done with the guidance of a healthcare professional.
Set sound volume If you prefer: Press Prepare to Test Select your test site. Note: Avoid moles, veins, bones, and tendons. Bruising may occur at the test site. If bruising occurs, consider selecting another site. Page 12 Check test strip expiration date. Do not use expired test strips; they may produce inaccurate results. Other test strips can produce inaccurate results. The test strips are for single use only.
The unit of measurement is preset. You cannot change this setting. Low or high blood glucose results can indicate a potentially serious medical condition.I was about halfway into a sensor that I had purchased, when suddenly my reader stopped working.
There had been a few instances in the days leading up to this where my screen had blacked out for five or ten minutes at a time, but it always came back to life. FreeStyle Libre showing an error message and now refusing to turn on.
Any advice? I tried charging the battery with no success. I got an idea from the instruction manual that the device might be temperature sensitive, and kept it in my pocket while I was sleeping one night with no luck either. Abbott were a little coy at the blogger event in Sydney regarding faulty sensors, and we were told that it would depend on individual circumstances. When I got in touch with Customer Service on the Monday, they shipped me a new reader and replacement sensor on the condition that I send the faulty one back via supplied packaging.
The replacements arrived via express delivery two days later, and I started the sensor up once again. The replacement sensor, however, was wildly out of range. Most of the time, the readings on the Libre were far higher than what I actually was. I was constantly seeing numbers in the mid to high teens and even 20s after meals, and this really took a bit of a mental toll on me.
Back to finger pricking this weekend…my Libre has been seriously out of whack and not just this once diabetes pic. I gave customer service a call once again, explaining my problem. I was reminded to factor in the minute lag time, which I was confident I had. I was then asked to provide three Libre readings and their respective finger stick readings, and I was put on hold to do a control test. The customer service rep then came back and told me that he would send me a replacement sensor free of charge because I was reporting readings higher than the acceptable difference of mmol.
I was really impressed at how quickly I was issued with a replacement sensor over the phone. I had meter reports prepared prior to calling, almost expecting that I would have to send through evidence of inaccurate readings.
Both times, my replacement products were shipped by overnight express to my doorstep instead of the usual day delivery window.
However, I would have expected customer service available to me on weekends, even if just for a couple of hours. I also think that Abbott need to be more realistic about their products developing faults.