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Libre 2

Back in 2018 I wrote an article about the new Libre 2. Finally (as of yesterday) Abbott has got the Libre 2 approved with the TGA for use in Australia. All we know about the rollout and availability of the product is a statement by Abbott that it will be made available “over the coming …

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Segal’s Law

To quote from Wikipedia, Segal’s Law is an adage that states: “A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.” How is this relevant to diabetes? Well, for the last fortnight I’ve been wearing three CGMs. It’s been quite enlightening. The three systems I’ve been using have been: …

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CGM accuracy – Calibration is King!

Over the years I’ve spent some time living with multiple CGM systems: Dexcom G4 and G5 Medtronic Guardian2/Enlite (640G pump) FreeStyle Libre FreeStyle Libre with Spike/xDrip+ Incidentally for the purposes of this technical discussion, the Libre is a Continuous Glucose Monitor. Any lack of alarms/etc does not change this, even if “Flash” monitoring doesn’t have …

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LibreLinkUp – “follower” app reaches Australia

Back in June Abbott released the LibreLink app in Australia, allowing us to scan the Libre sensors directly into phones. Currently the data read that way can’t be merged with the data read through the Reader device linked to the same sensor, but it offers another connectivity option for users. This week we’ve seen news …

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