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size comparison anyone?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by katerinas, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. katerinas

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    Hi Could someone compare the size of the sensor/transmitter of Freestyle Libre and Dexcom? A Picture would be nice!:)
     
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    much flatter profile, no visible adhesive - VERY well stuck...
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    meter comparison..
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    That's awesome! Thank you Jane. I am quite keen to get a Libre. It has been my experience that after a while they just ignore alarms - so the continuous monitoring and feedback is just wasted on them anyway. When they want to test a quick whish across with the meter would be easy. Thanks again Jane.
     
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    Jane, how long do you get out of a sensor? I have 2 adult friends who would love to have this, for size alone.
    Wonder if and when it will ever make it to the US...
     
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    The sensor lasts 2 weeks - it can't be extended. Some serial number in the sensor is activated when it is first 'scanned' and then it counts down day by day.
     
  7. Ellen

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    Thanks Jane. What are your thoughts re the accuracy of one over the other? Comfort with insertion?
     
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    I think insertion is easier with the Libre- its like applying a press down stamp onto paper(?) but that doesn't mean it hurts less.. just less fiddly.
    Accuracy seems good allowing for a bit of lag with fast moving numbers. When its off though ( and some sensors for others seem way off) - there is no way to calibrate or try to fix it - we haven't had a bad one, but I can imagine how frustrating it must be.
    We do get lower numbers at night and it seems a common thing. The Libre can scan at 3-4 (54-72) yet test at 5-6 (90-108) and it always seem to happen overnight NOT at other times. I can just about trust it to be slightly too low..

    Abbott seem to be replacing bad sensors, falling off sensors and sensors suddenly stopping (security gates seem to void them) without problem..
     
  9. katerinas

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    Thank you! I am tempted to get one just for the size!
     

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