Libre version 2

The Abbott Libre “flash” glucose monitoring system has been available in Australia since June 2016. It currently costs almost $95 per fortnight, and just like the CGM systems there’s no funding subsidy available yet. But meanwhile, this week at the EASD meeting in Berlin, Abbott have announced their new “Libre 2” system. We have known …

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Re-taping my CGM sensor

I’m currently using Dexcom G5 CGM sensors, and like many people I’m self-funding it. In Australia there is rarely insurance cover for CGMs (and where there is, it’s only slight) or funding support for those of us over 20 years old. So we so what we can to cut the costs down. One of the most …

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Do you trust your meter?

BG meters are not accurate: they’re allowed to not report your actual BG value. Shocking, but true. Many people use a single meter, and assume that the number reported is their actual BG value. And then when they use a CGM (or a Libre) they complain that the numbers from those devices don’t match their …

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