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The Freestyle Libre is a gadget that will help me to live longer & better

It's not often that I buy a gadget that significantly improves my life - but the Freestyle Libre is one such device. It's the latest type of blood glucose monitor. These are devices which are essential to managing the chronic illness diabetes, of which I'm a sufferer. 

It used to be estimated that type 1 diabetes took 20 years off a persons life, but with modern blood glucose management its more likely that diabetics can live into old age. Ignoring blood glucose levels whilst seemingly having little affect in the short term, over a longer period of time will lead to serious complications, including amputations and blindness - both things I'm obviously very anxious to avoid. 

Whilst the video below is only intended to be of interest to diabetics, of course anyone is welcome to watch.


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Reader Comments (17)

Neat device, I can imagine in the future you would just need to buy the sensors and use an app on your mobile.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteraxel

Amazing device. What is your monthly cost for test strips and needles compared to the sensors?

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChris

My previous tester was covered by the NHS, so I didn't have to pay anything for it - the number of test strips/carts were limited though so I had to carefully ration testing.

July 13, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I am a heath care professional, and for many years of observing patients performing blood glucose monitoring tests, and thinking that there must be 'something better', it has finally arrived. What a marvelous device! The fact that this device can be used anytime, anywhere is such an enormous improvement over the needle and test strip method, it is guaranteed to improve the management of diabetes. Thank you for your impressive video and demonstration, the testing while driving demonstration was particularly eye-opening.

July 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGeoff S


Thanks for the video

I was wondering how long you had to wait on Abbott's waiting list for the Libre? I've currently been on there since mid March and still waiting to hear from them.

July 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAdi

I think I went on the waiting list on the 12th March. I got an email from the company on 1st April thanking me for my interest. I then got an email on 16th June telling me that I'd get an email in a week allowing me to put in an order, and this opportunity would only be valid for a week. Finally I got my order opportunity email on 23rd June, I placed the order and it shipped on the 24th June.

July 16, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Very interesting, thanks for this video! My sons (15 and 17 yrs old) both have type 1 diabetes (nobody else in the family has it) and this device looks like something that could improve their daily life! The Libre seems to be available in Germany without a waiting list, prices in € are the same as in £. I'll have to speak with my health insurance to see whether they will cover that costs, but 2 of those sensors do cost about the same than the needed test-cassettes for the Akkucheck Mobile do, so I assume they will pay for them.

A cassette for the Akkucheck Mobile is 33 €, so one measure is 66 Cents. If you measure 6 times a day that is 180 x 0,66 = 118,8 € per month. Well, Abbott seems to have a calculator as well :)

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKlaus

Very interesting. How does that "filament" penetrate the skin ? I'm Type II and not testing at this time, but I've only been recently diagnosed. This could be an important part of my future. Thanks for a great review.

August 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArt

I've been informed that the filament is fired into the skin down the centre of a needle that retracts into the plastic applicator after use.

August 2, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Great review, thanks Matt. My daughter was recently diagnosed with type 1, although she is only 8, I'm looking at all the options. I was just wondering, is the sensor waterproof? Eg, I would imagine it can stand up to a shower, bath etc, but how about swimming? Thanks.

August 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCol

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